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WASHINGTON — In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, four Republican members of Congress are demanding that the Justice Department enforce existing obscenity laws to crack down on pornography.

The letter, which was also shared with the National Review, was signed by Jim Banks of Indiana, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Vicky Hartzler of Missouri and Brian Babin of Texas. The representatives remind the AG of a promise made by President Trump to go after the adult industry with obscenity laws already on the books.

“In August 2016, then-candidate Donald J. Trump signed the first-ever anti-pornography pledge,” the letter said. “This asserted that, if elected, President Trump would enforce federal obscenity laws to stop the explosion of obscene pornography.”

The letter chides the Trump administration for “ignoring” that pledge.

The letter cites 15 state legislatures that have declared pornography a public health crisis, while failing to acknowledge the model legislation, created by anti-pornography advocacy groups such as the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, that prompted such pronouncements.