The Associated Press is going above and beyond to portray support for the Freedom Convoy as radical and wrong, including a blatant misstatement of what the Texas Attorney General said in regards to GoFundMe's outrageous conduct.
Prominent Republicans including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton complained after crowdfunding site GoFundMe said it would refund the vast majority of the millions of dollars raised by demonstrators.
This is factually false. As I outlined in my discussion of the GoFundMe fracas, the statements by the Texas Attorney General and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis were occasioned by GoFundMe's outrageous attempt to expropriate and redirect the Freedom Convoy donations. These are the tweets made by both men on the topic:
February 5th 2022
GoFundMe is arguably on the wrong side of fraud laws because of what they tried to do, and the Associated Press is trying to cover it up.
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