Cruz says Judiciary to subpoena Twitter CEO next week over Biden stories

The senator said they want to know "what the hell is going on."

Updated: October 15, 2020 - 3:51pm

Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote next Tuesday on whether to issue a subpoena to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

The New York Post broke a story on Wednesday on the alleged corruption within the Biden family that was censored by some social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook. A second story by the Post released today reports further evidence of alleged corrupt ties between the Bidens and China. 

The Biden campaign has disputed facts alleged in the stories.

Ted Cruz says he tried to share the article on his Twitter page, but was blocked by the platform from doing so.

"Just minutes ago, I tried to share that story on Twitter, and Twitter is actively blocking right now this instant, stories from the New York Post alleging corruption and the Biden family receiving millions of dollars from communist China," Cruz said during a break at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

"This is election interference, and we are 19 days out from an election," Cruz stated. "It has no precedent in the history of democracy. The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to know what the hell is going on."

Sen. Cruz, alongside the committee's chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (D-S.C.), said the committee will vote on issuing a subpoena to Jack Dorsey, which would force the Twitter CEO to testify before the committee next Friday.

"Twitter and Facebook and big tech billionaires don't get to censor political speech and actively interfere in the election, that's what they’re doing right now."