Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is teaming up with House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to investigate the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, Axios has learned.
Republicans in both congressional chambers now will throw their muscle into investigating FTC actions and defending Musk. Cruz is the top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee.
The “FTC’s legal authority does not include dictating entire swaths of corporate behavior under the guise of consent decree enforcement,” Jordan and Cruz wrote in a Friday letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan.
Read the full article. The FTC reacts below.
First look: Ted Cruz investigating FTC investigation of Twitter, Musk https://t.co/tA7eer2b6l
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 10, 2023
The consent order the FTC has with Twitter isn’t about Musk’s acquisition of the company or their content moderation policies. This isn’t about free speech, it’s about the FTC doing its job to protect Americans’ privacy. 11/11
— Douglas Farrar (@DouglasLFarrar) March 8, 2023