During a rally in Nevada on Sunday, Oct. 18, President Donald Trump referred to the family of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as “a criminal enterprise” as the crowd surrounded him and chanted, “Lock him up.”

“These are corrupt people. But Joe Biden belongs to a corrupt and failed political class,” the president said of the New York Post story about the emails showing that Joe Biden’s son Hunter linked his father’s name to do shady business overseas, Just The News reported.

“Joe Biden is and always has been a corrupt politician. (…) He always has been. And as far as I’m concerned, the Biden family is a criminal enterprise. It really is,” added President Trump.

The president’s comments come after the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the United States Senate Committee on Finance produced a report detailing a variety of cases in which both Hunter Biden and several family members formed deep ties with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan while Joe Biden was vice president.

Last week, the New York Times published a report related to emails contained on a laptop owned by Hunter Biden that was discovered in a Delaware computer repair shop.

President Trump said, “Joe is corrupt. And you know what, they found the laptop. They call it the laptop from hell. Let’s see what happens to it,” he added.

The Biden scandal over their questionable ties to the Ukrainian company Burisma was amplified after several social networking users ended up spreading the New York Post story, prompting a quick response from the major platforms, Facebook and Twitter, that imposed their censorship.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told reporters on Monday that the social networking platforms of Facebook and Twitter would face sanctions for “potentially serious campaign finance violations” by censoring unfavorable stories against Democrats and allowing critical coverage of Republicans.

“Billion-dollar corporations are making multimillion-dollar contributions to support [Democratic presidential candidate Joe] Biden. … It’s on a scale not seen before in our elections,” Cruz said.

After Cruz’s announcement on Oct. 15 that the Senate Judiciary Committee would subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, he claimed that the platform was interfering with the upcoming election and indicated that it was silencing the media.

They are censoring the press (…) silencing the media is a direct violation of First Amendment principles, Cruz said, Fox News reported.