Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, the senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that the Justice Department should launch an investigation into efforts by tech companies to remove Parler from their platforms.
Nunes commented on Fox Sunday Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures.
Nunes calls for a RICO investigation into Parler’s case: “I don’t know where the hell the DOJ or the FBI is. This is clearly a violation of antitrust, civil rights and RICO statutes – there should be.” Blackmail investigation. “
– Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) January 10, 2021
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Nunes on Parler Ban: “It’s a lot worse than I can imagine”
“Well, Maria, when I was writing this book, I was hoping to warn Americans that they are voting correctly and that this might not happen and that this could be prevented,” Nunes told Maria Bartiromo, Fox News host.
Nunes said Big Tech’s move violated antitrust laws, civil rights, and the law on racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations.
“Unfortunately it’s a lot worse than I can imagine,” said Nunes. “As a result, there is no longer any free and open social media company or website for an American to access, since these large companies, Apple, Amazon, Google, are currently – which was probably – have destroyed. Parler is probably a billion dollar company. “
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“Poof, it’s gone,” he added.
Devin Nunes, who hasn’t been on Twitter for a month, tells Parler, “We may not be able to communicate anytime soon.” pic.twitter.com/DetXW0RODi
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“This is clearly a violation of antitrust law”
Nunes then stressed that conservatives need to have the same social media skills that non-conservatives enjoy.
“But that’s more than just the financial aspect,” explained Nunes. “Republicans have no way of communicating.”
“If – and it doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Conservative,” he continued.
“If you don’t want to be regulated by leftists who are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, where you get a shadow ban, nobody can see you – nobody can see you, they can decide what is violent or non-violent. It’s absurd, ”said Nunes.
Nunes then cited the violation of antitrust laws.
“Well, I don’t know where the hell the Department of Justice is or the FBI,” Nunes said. “This is clearly a violation of antitrust law, civil rights and the RICO statute.”
Nunes on Fox: I have three million followers on Parler. I will no longer be able to communicate with these people. I went there because I knew I could freely express my thoughts.
– Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 10, 2021
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Nunes condemns “attack” on parlers and conservatives who are able to operate on social media
“There should be a thorough investigation of all the people who coordinated this attack not only on a company but also on all people like us, like me, like you, Maria. I have 3 million followers on Parler, ”he added.
“Tonight I will not be able to communicate with these people anymore,” complained Nunes. “And they’re Americans.”