Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has responded to Elon Musk’s explosive release of the Twitter Files by arguing that the information proves that Democrats and their allies have been “weaponizing Big Tech” against the American people.
Speaking during an interview with Fox News host Jesse Watters, Cruz said the files are evidence that the FBI and the Democrats colluded with Big Tech to elect President Joe Biden.
He warns that the Twitter Files are “evidence of corruption that goes to the highest level of government.”
Cruz told Watters that the effort to bury the Hunter Biden “Laptop from Hell” story went “to the highest level of the FBI.
“And it goes to the highest level of Big Tech,” he added.
“We’ve known for a long time that big tech is censoring conservatives,” Cruz said.
“What Elon did here is, he just laid naked all of the lies that the corporate media has told.”
“It’s clear during the 2020 election, over and over and over again, the Biden campaign and the DNC would reach out to their buddies at Twitter and say, hey we don’t like this, and their response is ‘handled,’ and they’d take it down, over and over and over again,” Cruz stated.
“And in particular, all of the exchange back and forth when the Hunter Biden laptop story broke, it was evidence that the leadership at Twitter knew within hours that their ridiculous, fake excuse that it was hacked was a ridiculous fake excuse.”
“Even James Baker, who…had been the FBI’s general counsel and then was at Twitter — even he acknowledged well, ‘gosh, we don’t have the evidence on this, but it doesn’t matter, let’s block it anyway,’” Cruz noted, referring to the now-fired Twitter lawyer, who continued to try to censor Musk’s data dump.
Before working for Twitter, Baker left the FBI in disgrace following multiple scandals.
Baker was instrumental in the FBI’s anti-Trump “Russiagate” probe and the agency’s handling of the Steele Dossier.
As Slay News reported, Musk later revealed that Baker had “hidden” a lot of the data and “some may have been deleted.”
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Cruz further highlighted that in “one of the exchanges back and forth they reveal the reason, which is they say we want to avoid — we want to avoid what happened in 2016, Donald Trump winning.”
“This was all about weaponizing Big Tech,” Cruz charged
“It is absolutely corrupt.
“And what is amazing is the Democrats were fully in on it.
“The corporate media was fully in on it, and Elon’s released the receipts, which shows all of them are willing to abuse power to stay in power.”