Dems Push ‘Journalist Protection Act’ to Make Attacking Journos A Federal Crime
Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill to make “attacking” or “attempting to attack” a journalist a federal crime.
From The Hill:
Three Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a Journalist Protection Act that intends to designate “certain attacks on those reporting the news” as a federal crime.
The bill was introduced by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).[…] “The Journalist Protection Act makes it a federal crime to intentionally cause bodily injury to a journalist affecting interstate or foreign commerce in the course of reporting or in a manner designed to