Lawmakers were left in the dark during House Oversight Committee hearings with Twitter

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The House Oversight Committee has begun hearings to investigate government collusion with Big Tech.

Lawmakers questioned top executives about actions revealed by Elon Musk following his acquisition of Twitter.

Then a surprise twist put an end to the meeting and left members of Congress scratching their heads.

One thing is for sure, the House GOP is keeping its promises to launch investigations into corruption.

And they have started their hearings on government collusion with social media to steal the 2020 elections.

“Turn out the lights the party’s over”

The new House Oversight Committee finally had their opening hearing to question Twitter executives about revelations from Elon Musk’s Twitter files. 

But the meeting was abruptly paused following a mysterious black out while Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) was questioning decisions made by the social media giant’s executives.

The power outage stopped the proceedings just as Palmer was asking why it was that the Ayatollah of Iran was allowed continued access while former President Donald Trump was removed. 

He expressed deep concern that Twitter was even allowing terrorists on their platform in some countries.

Then the lights went out.

Palmer can be heard saying “sounds like the Green New Deal to me” while another lawmaker joked “Did Twitter do that?”

Twitter was enabling America’s enemies

Palmer had just finished presenting evidence that the Taliban was permitted to post messages encouraging violence. 

He cited a Princeton study that shows how the Taliban had used the platform as a “weapon” and a means to control the flow of information in Afghanistan. 

Palmer claimed Twitter’s policies were enabling and emboldening the terrorist organization. 

Twitter executives didn’t provide a response to the claims.

Long after the interruption, the power was restored, and the committee continued their hearings where they left off. 

Palmer continued to present his evidence that Twitter allowed the Ayatollah to threaten Israel on its platform and had even suggested Israel be “removed and eradicated.”

Palmer said it was troubling that those tweets were never removed in contrast to actions taken against Trump. 

“You understand how that looks, how hypocritical that is?” Palmer asked the Twitter executives. 

None of them chose to respond to his question, and instead sat stone faced.

Twitter executives warned of further congressional action

The hearing highlighted Twitter’s role in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story by the New York Post prior to the 2020 election. 

A decision that former CEO, Jack Dorsey now calls a “total mistake.”

Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) suggested that the Twitter executives prepare for what was to come claiming that they interfered “knowingly” in the 2020 election. 

He said that the FBI knew that the Biden laptop was leaking and that it would “hurt the Biden campaign.”

Higgins went on, “you ladies and gentlemen interfered with the United State of American 2020 presidential election, knowingly and willingly.” 

He warned them that “that’s the bad news” but “it’s going to get worse.”

FBI played an active role in Twitter suppression

“So the FBI used its relationship with Twitter to suppress criminal evidence being revealed about Joe Biden one month before the 2020 election,” Higgins said adding that “this is the investigation part, later comes the arrest part, your attorneys are familiar with that.”

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) suggested that Twitter executives may have been implicated in the matter but ultimately the FBI put them in that position. 

“I think you guys got played by the FBI,” Jordan told the Twitter executives. 

The outcome of the investigation is still far off but no matter what they find—the House Oversight Committee is going to hold people accountable.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.