House leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wants the White House to leave Elon Musk alone.
During Monday’s White House press conference, press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the White House is “monitoring” and “keeping a close eye” on Twitter and Elon Musk.
“This is something that we’re certainly keeping an eye on,” Jean-Pierre said. “Look, we have always been very clear that when it comes to social media platforms it is their responsibility to make sure that when it comes to misinformation, when it comes to the hate that we’re seeing, that they take action, that they continue to take action. Again, we’re all keeping a close eye on this.”
She continued, “We’re all monitoring what’s currently occurring. We see it with our own eyes of what you all are reporting and just for ourselves what is happening on Twitter.”
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McCarthy says the White House should stay out of it; he spoke to the press after a meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday.
“That is offensive to me,” McCarthy said. “The government’s going to go after someone who wants to have free speech? What do they have to look at Twitter about? Do they want to go after the American public about whether they can have an opinion on something?”
“I think our First Amendment stands up, and I think they should stop picking on Elon,” McCarthy said, adding that Musk has “succeeded in many places.”
He added: “One thing I would say when we talk about accountability – we will no longer let government go after people simply because of their political views.”
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