A member of the Florida legislature is urging the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, to divest taxpayer funds from technology giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter for attempting to “silence tens of millions good, patriotic Americans.”
Randy Fine, a third-term GOP member of the Florida House of Representatives, sent a letter to DeSantis on Tuesday urging the governor and his cabinet to cut off state tax dollars from Big Tech firms—including Apple, Twitter, and Google, among others. In his letter, Fine claimed the move was necessary given the efforts such companies had taken to “silence” President Donald Trump and his supporters after the recent riot at the United States Capitol.
“Last week’s attack of the United States Capitol was one of the saddest days of my life,” Fine, who served as a congressional page in his youth, wrote. “Those terrorists defiled a sacred temple of democracy, and in my mind,