Republican senators are furious with Twitter and Facebook’s decisions to restrict news stories reflecting poorly on Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden and are planning to force Big Tech executives to explain their decisions.
Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters on Thursday that the Senate Judiciary Committee would meet on Tuesday to discuss subpoenaing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
“Chairman Lindsey Graham and I have discussed this at length and the committee today will be noticing a markup on Tuesday to issue a subpoena to Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Friday,” the Texas Republican said.
Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, said Thursday that he believes Twitter is retroactively trying to justify its actions to suspend the Trump campaign’s official account, @TeamTrump, and others that share material from a New York Post story involving Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
Mr. Cotton said on a call with reporters organized by the Trump campaign that