Rep. James Comer (R-KY) just declared that House Republicans are going to make every Twitter employee who was involved in the decision to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story testify before Congress, Just the News reports.
Republicans will have that power in January when they regain the majority in the House. Comer, himself, is going to be the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.
Comer’s vow comes following the recent release of the “Twitter Files.” In case you missed it, there will be more on this later.
“I can promise you this”
Comer made the pledge – to force the congressional testimony of ex-Twitter employees involved in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story – during an appearance Friday on the Fox News Channel’s Hannity.
“I can promise you this: every employee at Twitter who was involved in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story will have an opportunity to come before Congress and explain their actions to the American people,” Comer said.
“This was a huge story,” Comer continued. “But, this story’s just beginning . . . because we’re going to have every single person at Twitter that was involved in this in front of the House Oversight Committee as soon as possible.”
The “Twitter Files”
On Friday night, Twitter’s new owner – Elon Musk – released the so-called “Twitter Files” through journalist Matt Taibbi.
The purpose of the files is to regain the public’s truth by showing what was going on behind the scenes at Twitter when the platform decided to censor the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story just before the 2020 presidential election.
The “Twitter Files” reveal internal communications that took place among Twitter employees during and after the decision was made.
One key takeaway is that many Twitter employees seemed to realize that censoring the story was wrong, but Twitter proceeded with the censorship anyway under the direction of Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s former head of legal, policy, and trust.
Another key takeaway came from Twitter File #9, which states, “celebrities and unknowns alike could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party.” And, the Twitter Files show that Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, as well as the Democratic National Committee (DNC), were among those who asked Twitter to censor conservatives.
They already knew
Comer revealed on Friday that “[w]e knew that the Democratic National Committee was communicating with Twitter. We knew the Biden campaign was communicating with Twitter.”
This is the reason why, Comer revealed, “we, on the House Oversight Committee, requested that Twitter preserve all documents and correspondence between Twitter executives and the Democratic National Committee and the Biden campaign with respect to the Hunter Biden laptop story.”
It looks like this is going to be one of the multiple blockbuster hearings that House Republicans are going to hold in the next Congress. The question, though, is, once the truth is exposed, then what?