Congress cannot be trusted to take on Big Tech’s political censorship because Silicon Valley has purchased politicians’ compliance through lobbying, warned Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), author of Firebrand: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the MAGA Revolution, offering his comments on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
(Article by Robert Kraychik republished from Breitbart.com)“Congress is not going to rein in Big Tech, because Congress is bought by Big Tech,” Gaetz said. “There are just simply too many members of the House and Senate who are beholden to Big Tech either because of political donations or because their family members are getting employed by Big Tech.” China similarly procures political influence across America by establishing financial ties — including employment — with the family members of politicians. “What we need is a focus on appointments to the FCC and to the FEC with people who understand the extent to which Big Tech bias is actually election interference and is also a violation of our communication standards and that they wouldn’t fall under certain liabilities under the Communications Decency Act,” Gaetz said. “Don’t count on Congress to ever solve this problem,” Gaetz said. “We need direct focus on the appointments to these boards, and it’s why the second term of President Trump is so important, because a lot of these boards have staggered terms.” LISTEN: Marlow asked about birthright citizenship. He said, “Birthright citizenship has always been an absurd premise to me, that the location of a woman’s anatomy would determine whether or not an entire human being is an American. It makes a zero sense to me. How did it get that way and what can we do to work on that?” Gaetz invited observers to consult the Claremont Institute’s analysis of birthright citizenship. Opposing views of birthright citizenship are reflective of a conflict within the Republican Party, Gaetz said. “Are we going to stay with the values of Trump — these America First values, where we hold precious that which is American, where we value it so highly that we wouldn’t allow it to be to be diffused or to be in any way neglected? Or are we going to go back to the invade-everywhere, invite-everyone approach of the Bushes and the Cheneys and the Romneys and the Kasichs?” “Trump is the front end of the wave, and we need that next generation of leaders ready to step forward and grab that mantle,” added Gaetz. Gaetz described political corruption he observed in Washington, DC.
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