Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Jake LaTurner (R-KS) questioned former Twitter employees on their role in censoring the New York Post’s legitimate reporting about the Hunter Biden laptop. This questioning occurred during the House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing: “Protecting Speech from Government Interference and Social Media Bias, Part 1: Twitter’s Role in Suppressing the Biden Laptop Story.”
In his opening statement, Congressman LaTurner highlighted this direct attack on our First Amendment rights. He echoed Kansans’ concerns that a social media company collaborated with a government entity and a political party to suppress certain social media accounts and filter news ahead of an election cycle.
Below are Congressman LaTurner’s opening remarks as prepared for delivery:
“Based on everything I have seen regarding this issue, it’s clear to me that government officials colluded with Twitter employees to censor the New York Post’s legitimate reporting of the Hunter Biden Laptop story.
Democrats on this committee have so far characterized this hearing as unnecessary and a waste of time. I’d invite any of my colleagues across the aisle to talk to folks in Kansas because I can promise you, they do not feel that way.
In fact, my constituents are very concerned, and rightfully so, that a social media company collaborated with a government entity and a political party to suppress certain social media accounts and filter news ahead of an election cycle.
Americans deserve answers on this outright attack on our First Amendment rights, and I look forward to gaining clarity from our witnesses.”