Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee announced Thursday that they plan to issue a subpoena on Tuesday to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over the social media platform’s censorship of two New York Post articles that allege corruption involving the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the hell is going on,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said live on C-SPAN Thursday.
The senator said the committee will be voting next week to subpoena Jack Dorsey to “come before this committee and the American people to explain why Twitter is abusing their corporate power to silence the press and to cover up allegations of corruption.”
“Let me be clear: I don’t know if these New York Post stories are true or not,” Cruz said. “Those are questions [former] Vice President Joe Biden should answer. But Twitter and Facebook and Big Tech billionaires don’t get to censor political speech and actively interfere in the election — that’s what they are doing right now.”
Dorsey would be required to testify before the committee on Oct. 23.
Twitter’s censorship of the Post’s story also included blocking anyone with a large Twitter following from sharing it. The platform went so far as locking the personal account of White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday after she shared the article. On Thursday, Twitter also blocked a post by Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who shared the article.
Emails published by the New York Post Wednesday raised new questions about Hunter Biden’s relationship with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma and whether he used his father’s position as vice president for personal gain.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Foley