Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution (S. Res. 607) by unanimous consent affirming that the media “is not the enemy of the people.”

The resolution, cosponsored by Democratic Senators Brian Schatz of Hawaii and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of New York, declares the Senate’s support for a free press and the First Amendment protections afforded to journalists.

The resolution text was released the same day 350 newspapers ran editorials designed to push back on President Trump’s criticisms of the media.

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