Since Tesla CEO Elon Musk placed his bid to buy Twitter, many in America’s ruling class have come down squarely on the side of censorship. Tucker Carlson recently reminded his viewers that Republicans, including Kevin McCarthy, did nothing to stop the problem when the GOP held majorities in both chambers of congress.
According to a report in The New York Times, the House Minority Leader suggested that he wants fellow GOP lawmakers who echo Donald Trump’s election fraud claims to be censored on Twitter. In a conversation with anti-Trump Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY), a noted McCarthy ally, the GOP leader said: “Can’t they take their Twitter accounts away, too?”, referring to said GOP lawmakers.
McCarthy also privately stated that he wanted Trump to resign before his term ended. McCarthy said as much in a secret audio clip shortly after the 2020 election.
Publicly, McCarthy has voiced support of free speech on social media. At various times throughout the past two years, he has called for less censorship. He has been criticized by some on the right for not being as aggressive in some instances, particularly when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) personal Twitter account was permanently banned.
Only after backlash did McCarthy speak on the matter.
The President tweets that people should stop breaking the law and Twitter moves to censor him.
The left is uncomfortable that in a vibrant democracy, citizens have a right to hear directly from their President and decide for themselves what to think about it.#StopTheBias!
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) June 23, 2020
During his Tuesday night episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Fox News host reminded his viewers about McCarthy’s unwillingness to act.
In Carlson’s opening monologue, he mostly touched on the ruling class reaction to the prospect of online free speech, pointing out those mostly on the left for being so staunchly against it.
He then lasered in on these previous remarks from the leading Kevin McCarthy. Carlson did not mince words when he discussed the implications of the very real possibility of McCarthy being named the Speaker of the House when Republicans presumably take the majority in November. “Unless conservatives get their act together right away, Kevin McCarthy or one of his highly liberal allies like Elise Stefanik (R-NY), is very likely to be Speaker of the House in January. That would mean we would have a Republican Congress, led by a puppet of the Democratic Party.”
Carlson added that those in charge, regardless of political party, largely support censorship. “So you wouldn’t know any of this unless it was leaked. And you can start to see why the people in charge oppose transparency and fervently support censorship, on both sides”.