ERIC SCHMITT, Senator for Missouri

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Eric Schmitt sent a letter demanding answers from the CEO of Eventbrite for the platform’s recent decision to unpublish an event listing hosted by former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines.

“The free exchange of ideas is the lifeblood of our Constitutional Republic, and one’s right to free speech must be protected,” the letter reads. “Whether one disagrees with events listed on your platform or the views of an individual hosting an event on your platform, the ability for Americans – particularly on college campuses – to engage in open dialogue about the issues facing the world today is vital.

“Unfortunately, under your leadership, Eventbrite seems to disagree with these tenets,” the letter continues. “Instead, Eventbrite appears to be selectively applying or hiding behind its community guidelines and terms of service to promote a liberal-progressive agenda to silence and unpublish events that express conservative viewpoints that you may disagree with.”