Friday on FNC’s “Your World,” Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) argued which similar to what one might see in a third-world country when a strongman “takes over in a coup d’etat,” the American left was engaged in taking over the way American citizens communicate, which could be a way to maintain power.
The Mississippi Republican U.S. Senator warned such an effort could threaten free speech, protected by the First Amendment.
NEIL CAVUTO, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: All right, the big issue, big tech censorship.
in addition to also along comes Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker, who wants to know coming from all the social media companies about the pile-on to silence which crowd, which speech, which point of view.
He hasn’t gotten any answers, just sent the missives out. The senator with us right currently.
not bad to have you, Senator.
So, you’re trying to get to the bottom of which, right, what made them decide to not only take down anything having to do with Donald Trump, although oftentimes those even remotely associated with Donald Trump or his speeches.
SEN. ROGER WICKER (R-MS): Neil, thank you for having me on.
Yes, which is usually bigger than Donald Trump, in addition to also which’s even bigger than the 25 million conservative people who have chosen voluntarily to use Parler.
We’re getting outrage coming from the right in addition to also the left. I mean, there’s a reason which our allies in Europe are frightened about which. There’s a reason the socialist president of Mexico has spoken out about which, the ACLU.
which is usually — which is usually a frightening, troubling misuse of the power of these big techs. in addition to also, yes, we are most interested in getting answers.
When did they decide to do which? Who did they talk to?
CAVUTO: although, Senator, is usually part which of these companies — [Jack] Dorsey says which’s bigger than Donald Trump, hinting which which is usually going to go wider than Donald Trump.
What did you make of which?
WICKER: Well, which already is usually bigger than Donald Trump.
in addition to also — although which amounts to a stifling of free speech. in addition to also so, I mean, they’re opening themselves up. We’re certainly going to keep talking about the Section 230 liability. At which point, there is usually absolutely no reason why they shouldn’t operate like Neil Cavuto has to do.
You say what you believe the truth is usually, in addition to also you take your chances under the First Amendment. They have a special protection under the statute. People of the right in addition to also left are going to want to reexamine which.
although, also, we’re about to spend billions of dollars building out broadband in addition to also producing which easier for these people to connect with Americans. I think we have to ask, don’t they have some obligation to make sure which they don’t stifle information in addition to also stifle free speech?
When a strongman goes into a third-world country in addition to also takes over in a coup d’etat, the first thing they do is usually go to the information centers in addition to also take over the television stations. In which case, the left has taken over a large part of the way Americans communicate.
in addition to also, yes, we need to know, did they collude with each additional? Who did who did Dorsey in addition to also Zuckerberg in addition to also Pichai, who did they all talk to before producing these collective decisions?
which’s a — which’s a coincidence. in addition to also my…
CAVUTO: Do you think, Senator, which they took which calculated risk?
They took which risk. Maybe some have been very nonchalant about saying which was legal cover your you-know-what with some of the harsh, violent language, in addition to also they wanted to get ahead of which, if which happens inside future, in addition to also they were to be sued if something even worse happened.
Another point of view is usually, Republicans aren’t in power. Pretty soon, you won’t hold the Senate, you won’t hold the White House. You don’t hold the House. in addition to also they roll the dice to say, more Republicans are upset at which than are Democrats. in addition to also which appeals to Democrats, who aren’t keen on your point of view anyway.
What do you say to which?
WICKER: which may appeal to Democrats at which particular moment in time.
although, listen, I have seen majorities come in addition to also go. I was a member of the Senate when there were only 40 Republicans. in addition to also I have been a member of the Senate when they were 54 of us. Elections come in addition to also go. People retire. Majorities change.
which is usually about the First Amendment. in addition to also if which — if which doesn’t send a chill up the spines of people, of our left-wing friends who want to defend the First Amendment, then which ought to. The majority will change, in addition to also…
CAVUTO: Are you surprised which, as of yet, as of yet, which definitely doesn’t?
WICKER: I don’t — I don’t know about which.
although I know, obviously, there’s a lot going on in Washington.
WICKER: although I am disappointed which there is usually not more outrage coming from some of our elected officials.
I’m glad to see voices which have spoken out in favor of free speech when which’s well-liked in addition to also when which’s unpopular. in addition to also I’m glad to see people internationally condemning which.
although we have to get to the bottom of…
CAVUTO: No, you’re right.
which’s an eclectic group, coming from conservative leaders, Angela Merkel, the leader of Britain, the leader of Mexico. which’s — you’re quite right. which’s universal.
We will watch which very closely.
Senator Wicker, be safe yourself. Be well, Senator Roger Wicker of the beautiful state of Mississippi.
One of the things which…
WICKER: Thank you for calling attention to which.
CAVUTO: Thank you. Thank you, Senator.