Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced that his Senate Judiciary Committee will issue a subpoena to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to explain why it is ‘actively interfering’ in the election after it blocked an article reporting on the Bidens’ corrupt business dealings.
“In the last two days, we have seen a remarkable development. We have seen big tech, we’ve seen Twitter and Facebook actively interfering in this election in a way that has no precedent in the history of our country,” Cruz said from Capitol Hill on Thursday, Oct. 15.
“Yesterday, the New York Post broke a story alleging serious corruption of Joe Biden and Hunter Biden concerning Ukraine,” he continued. “The allegations in the New York Post story, if true, indicate that Vice President Biden lied when he said that he had never discussed his son’s business dealings.”
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— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 15, 2020
Cruz complained that the story has been blocked by Twitter and Facebook—two among the world’s largest social media networks.
“Anyone who attempted to share was prevented from sharing it on Twitter and Facebook,” he said, adding that the New York Post—the fourth-largest circulation of any newspaper in the U.S.—was also blocked on Twitter and Facebook when it attempted to put out its story.
“Never before have we seen active censorship of a major press publication with serious allegations of corruption of one of the two candidates for president. That was last night,” Cruz continued.
New York Post published a bombshell article on Wednesday morning, alleging that Joe Biden and his son met a top executive at Burisma a year before the then-vice president pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor general investigating Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which Hunter was sitting on the management board.
On Thursday morning, the Post released another story with a series of emails that indicated more corruption from the Bidens, who were allegedly receiving millions of dollars from the Chinese Communist Party officials.
The newspaper indicated that its story was based on emails contained on a MacBook Pro laptop that Hunter Biden left with a computer repair shop in Delaware but never picked up.
“This is election interference and we are 19 days out from an election. It has no precedent in history of democracy,” Cruz said, referring to the censorship from Twitter.
Cruz said that he and the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have discussed the issue and the committee will issue a subpoena to Twitter CEO to testify next Friday, Oct. 23.
According to Cruz, CEO Jack Dorsey must “come before this Committee and the American people and explain why Twitter is abusing their corporate power to silence the press and to cover up allegations of corruption.”
Graham addressed the media following Cruz’s remarks, noting that the tech companies have been taken to a level that truly is dangerous.
“So we’re going to proceed Tuesday,” Graham said of the subpoena. “Hopefully, the Democrats on the committee will be as interested in this.”