Chuck Schumer Blasts 'Downright Orwellian' School Book Bans
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday denounced the growing wave of school book bans as “deeply disturbing and downright Orwellian.”
“These modern-day efforts from the far right to ban hundreds of books from the top down are dangerous — patently un-American,” Schumer said in a speech on the Senate floor.
“This right-wing cancel culture should be resoundingly condemned,” he added, borrowing a term that Republicans frequently rail against.
Conservatives are targeting school libraries in what experts are calling a historic and concerted book banning effort, censoring materials dealing with race, sexuality and...