Florida GOP congressman invites Musk to move Twitter to Sunshine State

Musk previously moved the headquarters of his Tesla electric-vehicle company from the Bay Area to Texas.

Published: December 14, 2022 7:05am

Updated: December 14, 2022 10:33am

Florida GOP Rep. Carlos Gimenez is urging Twitter CEO Elon Musk to move his headquarters to Florida to escape what he calls the "intolerant" environment of San Francisco.

"We want to encourage you to explore our Free State of Florida and make the move to relocate Twitter to Miami-Dade County," Gimenez, the former mayor of Miami-Dade County, wrote Monday in a letter to Musk.

Musk after taking over the company late October is making major changes to the social media platform – particularly to personnel and content – and appears to be shifting toward a more conservative, less-liberal viewpoint. 

"For years, we have witnessed the steady decline of the City of San Francisco, from an innovation and tech hub, to a city that is openly hostile to diversity of thought and intolerant to those who refuse to conform to the leftist dystopia that has been established there," Gimenez said.

The congressman praised Musk's leadership of Twitter for bringing "unparalleled levels of transparency," and said he hopes that the social media company "remains a beacon of free speech and First Amendment freedoms."

Other GOP lawmakers have also urged Musk to move Twitter to their states including Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott

Musk has already move the headquarter of this Tesla electric-vehicle company to Austin, Texas, from California's Bay Area, citing limited space to expand physical operations and the region's high housing costs.

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