Huckabee ‘So Proud’ of Nunes Lawsuit Against Twitter: They’re a ‘Contributing Force to the Democratic Party’
Mike Huckabee was on Fox News on Tuesday to discuss the $250 million lawsuit against Twitter currently being brought by Rep. Devin Nunes (D-CA). Huckabee said he is “so proud” of Nunes for suing, and that Twitter is essentially a “political arm” of the Democratic party.
“I’m so proud of the congressman,” said Huckabee. “He’s doing exactly what someone has needed to do for a long time, and that’s hold these social media companies’ feet to the fire.”
Huckabee delivered a list of conservative complaints about the private company, including “shadow-banning conservatives” and “making it very difficult for conservatives.” Like Nunes does in the lawsuit, Huckabee complained about “fake accounts” that insult him personally as one of the problems Twitter faces.
“I’ve been, at many times, just obliterated by–people have used all these fake accounts, just trashing me,” he said. “In any court of law, it should be defamation at the very least.”
“I hope he wins and I hope it is the first of many lawsuits,” said Huckabee. “Because it doesn’t look like Congress is going to do anything about it.”
When anchor Sandra Smith pointed out that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has repeatedly argued that as a private company they have a right to operate as they see fit, Huckabee argued that Twitter has become “a public utility” as well a political organization.
“If they use the power of their utility to change the votes of people, to actually become a political arm, don’t they have to file political expenditure requirements? I mean aren’t they going to have to do that?” he said. “Because if they are playing politics, they’ve got to live by the rules of politics, and that is you have to disclose your contributions.”
“They are in essence a contributing force to the Democratic Party, and a contributing force against Republicans,” he said.
“So if they’re going to do that, then either own up to it and play big boy ball, which means you file all the reports or else let them be governed by the government,” said the conservative commentator. “Which, most of us don’t think we want the government involved, what we want is a company with integrity, and they don’t have it right now. They just don’t.”
Watch the clip above, courtesy of FOX News Channel.
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