Newsmax: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Peters Threat Against TV Station Sounds Like Putin

February 25th, 2014

Gary PetersNewsmax
by Wanda Carruthers
February 25, 2014

Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday criticized Michigan Democrat Rep. Gary Peters for threatening to pull a television station’s license for airing an ad critical of Obamacare that featured a woman with cancer.

“For him to threaten the power of the government to silence her sounds more like Vladimir Putin in Russia than a member of Congress in the United States,” Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge, told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.

The ad featured Julie Boonstra, a Michigan woman battling leukemia, who said she lost her healthcare due to Obamacare and said her new health coverage was more costly. She said she would not back down in her efforts to tell her story.

“I’m very upset with them for trying to stop my ad. I battle cancer every day. They’re not going to intimidate me. I have my First Amendment right, my freedom of speech. And I will stand behind that,” Boonstra told Fox News on Monday.

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