Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling on his Republican colleagues to quit depending on “mega-corporations” and instead align themselves with the interests of their voters.
“It’s absolutely vital that the Republican Party as a party move away from its dependence on these mega-corporations, especially the multinational globalist ones, and listen actually to voters,” Hawley said during a Tuesday appearance on Fox News Primetime, according to Breitbart.
Speaking Tuesday, Hawley said it’s a “no-brainer.”
“Our voters have been telling us for years that they don’t like our jobs being shipped overseas,” the senator said, according to Breitbart. “They don’t like the way that these corporations kowtow to China on one hand and then turned around and lecture Americans about what social justice at home when they are some of the worst offenders.”
“I mean, look at who is actually dependent on global slavery,” Hawley added. “It’s a lot of these corporations who depend on slave labor or exploited labor. It’s the same corporations, and yet here they want to tell Americans what to do.”
Accordingly, Hawley told Fox that it is about time for “Republicans to get tough and to say that we are not taking orders from these corporations, we’re not going to base our policy around them.”
“It’s time we listen to our voters” and “get tough on the corporations themselves,” he said, as Breitbart reported.
Of course, Hawley hasn’t been afraid to put his words into action. When it comes to breaking up mega-corporations and monopolies, the Missouri lawmaker has been leading the way in the upper chamber.
Just in the past week, Hawley introduced a bill entitled the Bust-Up Big Tech Act. Breitbart reports that the bill would ban “major companies that operate search engines, marketplaces, and exchanges from selling or promoting their own goods and services through said marketplaces and search engines.”
The bill would also “prohibit companies that offer search engines, marketplaces, and exchanges from offering ‘hosting and internet infrastructure services’ for third parties,” according to Breitbart.
“It’s past time to bust up Big Tech companies, restore competition, and give the power back to the American consumers,” Hawley said in a statement promoting the measure.
Most on the right would likely agree that Hawley hit the nail on the head here.