Chris Cuomo offers up an explanation

Chris Cuomo addressed his gaffe when he tweeted that hate speech isn’t protected under the First Amendment (which also got him featured on Megyn Kelly’s show).

“I got beat up for this tweet that I made, it was a clumsy tweet, I was caught up in the back-and-forth. Here’s the bottom line: of course, hate speech is almost always protected under the First Amendment. It doesn’t say that in the First Amendment, but the case law does. It’s always about the case law in understanding the Constitution; it’s all about how it’s interpreted by our justice system. So, um, I created confusion that I was actually trying to clarify, that’s the irony, but that’s on me.”

Watch:

Of course, his initial tweet said to read the Constitution, and didn’t mention case law:

https://twitter.com/ChrisCuomo/status/595934009764487168


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