During an interview on Fox News, Where Senator Ted Cruz bashes Big Tech, he ironically gets interrupted by Siri, who appears to have Something to say about the situation.
Cruz was amongst several Republican lawmakers who spoke at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix this week. During the event, Cruz announced that Big Tech is “the single greatest threat to free speech” and “free and fair elections in America.”
“Big Tech, they are hard left. They’re not just Democrats. They’re to the left of the Democratic Party. And they’re trying to drive the Democratic Party left. And, you know, listen, I’.m someone who believes in free speech.” – Senator Cruz.
At that point, it appeared Siri had Something to say, “Something went wrong. Please try again,”
“Well, Big Tech is getting mad; Siri just said, ‘Something went wrong. Please try again.’ I’m actually perfectly happy that Siri got mad. Sorry there, Siri,” – Senator Cruz
Cruz discussed his support for free speech, whether people agree with him or not, and how the left no longer believes in free speech.
“When we have hearings, I’ve chaired multiple hearings on Big Tech censorship. Democrats show up, number one, they say it doesn’t happen, that it’s simply not occurring. But number two, to the extent they engage, they lean in and say censor more. I think Democrats were furious with Big Tech. ‘How the hell did Donald Trump get elected in 2016? How did you let any conservative speak over Big Tech?’ And the almost uniform message from Democrats is censor more, silence every view we disagree with.” – Senator Cruz
“So what they call ‘misinformation’ is all of Fox News. That’s misinformation. By the way, Gigi Sohn, who Biden has nominated to the Federal Communications Commission, calls Fox News’ misinformation. When they say ‘misinformation,’ they mean ‘we don’t agree with it, silence it.’ ‘Extremism.’ They mean by ‘extremism’ is every Republican in America. That’s what they call ‘extremism.’ You know what? They probably mean Joe Manchin is ‘extremism.’ I mean, they mean everyone except the hard left.” – Senator Cruz.
Cruz also praised Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat, for blocking Build Back Better from passing on Capitol Hill.
“I think Joe’s decision was the right decision. I think it’s a really big deal. The Build Back Broke Bill was a disaster. It was a train wreck. It was Bernie Sanders’ socialist budget. It was trillions in new spending, trillions in new debt, trillions in new tax; it would have driven inflation through the roof. We’ve already got inflation exploding across the country. And it was reckless and irresponsible. And you know what, the people of West Virginia don’t want it. Manchin did the right thing. He actually represented the men and women of his state.” – Senator Cruz.
Cruz also bashed the Democrats for being “nasty” and “vicious” towards him for his opposition towards Biden’s signature legislation. He spoke about how this could ultimately backfire on the Democratic party.
“A lot of folks ask, ‘Well, gosh, is Manchin going to become a Republican? I hope he does. I’ve asked him to. I think every Republican senator has made that case a dozen times to Joe. I will say, I think it’s a tough hill for him to climb. He’s just culturally. He’s a Democrat. He’s been a Democrat his whole life, and he’s really the godfather of Democrats in West Virginia. So I get why switching parties, that’s hard. That being said, if they’re nasty enough, the best thing that could happen is they could drive him over to the Republican Party, and we would welcome him.” – Senator Cruz.