Cruz Sells Out GOP Base on Big Tech Censorship Bill: Report

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In a shocking and devastating move, once-conservative icon and 2016 presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has turned on conservatives to join the Democrats on a vote to back media censorship. This is not the first time Cruz has bucked the GOP, but it sure could be one of his biggest moves of defection against the MAGA base.

The bill will “allow media organizations to create formal cartels to negotiate with Big Tech companies,” according to a Breitbart report:

If Cruz goes forward with his plans to back—and allow the senate to advance—the legislation, then he will immediately become one of the biggest enablers of the establishment media and Big Tech giants and he could seriously jeopardize his political future.

Cruz, who had previously jammed up a committee markup on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) a few weeks ago, has now decided to give Klobuchar what she wanted and allow the Democrat proposal to proceed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee to eventually be considered by the full U.S. Senate.

Several aides on both sides of the JCPA fight familiar with the matter told Breitbart News on Wednesday that Cruz caved to Klobuchar and has agreed to changes to language he offered in an amendment to allow the bill to advance. When questioned repeatedly about it on Wednesday, Cruz’s office did not deny these aides’ characterization.

Cruz himself has not replied to inquiries from Breitbart News sent over text directly to the senator. Several Cruz staffers have refused to answer whether he cut a deal with Klobuchar, and they have refused to make the senator available for an interview to explain himself.

“Sen. Cruz is a fierce defender of the First Amendment and free speech and he will always fight to prevent Americans from being censored or silenced,” the Cruz spokesperson told Breitbart News.



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gypsy
gypsy
4 days ago

sounds like fake news

Ed D.
Ed D.
4 days ago

Cruz is a RINO! Plain and simple!

Americafirst
Americafirst
4 days ago

OMG. Two steps forward and one step back. These people are so dumb.

MNIce
MNIce
3 days ago
Reply to  Americafirst

Did you check out what he actually did? Listen to Senator Cruz’s side of the story on his “Verdict” podcast #143.

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
12 hours ago
Reply to  MNIce

Watch what he did by watching the actual video of Cruz trying to escape.

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
4 days ago

Mr. Cancun

Don Nicholas
Don Nicholas
4 days ago

Cruz doesn’t hide, he’s reachable. With that being the case, just ask him why he did it. I’m sure he’ll answer. Too often, especially democrats, are never directly asked, reporters try to be too cute. Ted, did you just sell out the Republican Party and the Constitution?

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
3 days ago
Reply to  Don Nicholas

They asked why he tried to escapt to Cancun but he passed the buck.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
4 days ago

Why don’t we WAIT to see actions; not go on “sources.” “Sources” pushed the Steele dossier, remember?

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
3 days ago

Steele dossier netted Mueller 37 convictions or indictments. Did you forget that?

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
12 hours ago

The Steele Dossier led Mueller to 37 indictments or convictions. Catch up

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
4 days ago

He gives me the screaming thighs sweats! 🤭

MNIce
MNIce
3 days ago

In his “Verdict” podcast #143 (on YouTube), Senator Cruz said he took advantage of the absence of a Democrat member of the committee (Senator Warnock of Georgia) to amend the bill. Since Senator Warnock had not designated anyone to proxy vote for him, the Republicans had a one-vote majority. This put Senator Klobuchar in a box; she either had to vote for her bill with an amendment none of the Democrats wanted, or pull it. Presumably, the amendment remedied many of the defects in the bill.

jim
jim
3 days ago

Cruz’ wife is a member of the CFR. Nuff said.

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