Senator Ted Cruz began his testimony this morning to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee by slamming the three CEO’s of BIG Tech:
“The three witnesses we have before this committee today collectively pose, I believe, the single greatest threat to free speech in America, and the greatest threat we have to free and fair elections.”
The entire exchange is in the video below and then broken down into clips after that:
Ted Cruz absolutely BODIED him. pic.twitter.com/GLqV3fSoRZ
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 28, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at today's tech CEO hearing: "The three witnesses we have before this committee today collectively pose, I believe, the single-greatest threat to free speech in America, and the greatest threat we have to free and fair elections." pic.twitter.com/KhPRhWrk7Z
— The Recount (@therecount) October 28, 2020
He asked Jack Dorsey if Twitter has the ability to influence elections, and Jack said no.
Cruz: “So you’re testifying to this committee right now that Twitter, when it silences people, when it censors people when it blocks political speech, that has no impact on elections?
Senator Cruz discussed the New York Post censorship and the release on Twitter of President Trump’s taxes. Throughout the testimony, Dorsey was smug and evasive on policy by Twitter. At one point during questioning, he legitimized censoring President Trump on the platform while allowing Holocaust deniers to post on Twitter.
His last comment is the best:
“Who the hell elected you, and why are you using your company as a Democrat super pac?”