Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on July 18 that the Biden administration has voluntarily provided the evidence needed for President Donald Trump to prevail in his newly filed federal class-action lawsuit against the Big Tech companies.
Cruz said that the Biden White House is “in bed” with Big Tech, stating, “I kind of wonder if White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is on the payroll of Donald Trump because her press conference strengthened President Trump’s lawsuit against Big Tech.”
“It makes clear that everything we thought about the Biden administration about their willingness to trample on free speech, to trample on the Constitution, to use government power to silence you, everything we feared they might do, they are doing and worse. And I think that President Trump’s lawsuit got much, much stronger this week,” Cruz continued.
In Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, Cruz compared the relations between the administration and Big Tech. And to that of a private security firm that would be able to arrest Americans while passing a law to ensure that private companies are without legal liability to break the law or act in opposition to the Constitution.
Cruz told Bartiromo, “The Supreme Court has long recognized a line of cases when the government uses a private company as a tool, as an arm to implement a government policy in this instance, when government explicitly asks a private monopoly ‘censor the following speech we disagree with,’ that that private company can be treated as a state actor.”
He also said, “Big Tech is in bed with the Chinese communists. Among the biggest funders of the Democratic Party are the giant corporations. And many of the giant corporations, the Fortune 50 and the Fortune 500, are in bed with the Chinese communists.”
Before the Senator’s comments, Psaki said that the Biden administration was “making sure social media platforms are aware of the latest narratives,” adding that the federal government would be making Big Tech aware of the content they found to be problematic.
Psaki went even further by adding that if a private citizen is banned from one social media platform to post what the government considers “misinformation,” they should be banned from all platforms.