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Tucker Carlson Grills Jim Jordan After Tech Hearing: Why Would Google Give You Money And Why Would You Take It?

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FNC host Tucker Carlson grilled Rep. Jim Jordan for taking money from Google while sitting on a committee that is meant to regulate it.

"Big Tech's out to get conservatives, that's clearly true," Carlson said Wednesday, echoing Jordan's comments at a Wednesday hearing. "It's time they face the consequences. There are too many frustrated viewers out there who don't think Republicans have forced them to face any consequences for the past four years. Tell us, simply, what the consequences are going to be."

"I'm a talk show host," Carlson told Jordan. "We've got four million viewers or whatever, but my job is to talk. Lawmakers are tasked with running the country and passing our laws, by definition, and these companies operate with a special carve-out provided them by Congress and Congress has never done anything to rein them in. We've got, what, 96 days until the election. Are there going to be any consequences until then?"


Jordan stated he was working on it and "looking at which is the best course of action to take."

"Google is your second-biggest campaign contributor in the last cycle," Carlson told Jordan. "Why do you think they would give you money?"

"Look, if they want to exercise their First Amendment liberty to give me money, I raised $3 million last quarter. If Google gives me a few thousand dollar check, God bless them," Jordan said Wednesday after accusing tech companies of suppressing conservative views at an antitrust hearing featuring Google. "That doesn’t change who I am. You saw that today in the committee. I went after Google. I went after them for the very issue you just raised, Tucker. In 2016, Google tried to tailor their features to help Clinton in key states. That’s directly from the e-mail, the head of their multicultural marketing sector."

"Now, we may have to write some other law. There are three possible remedies here. All I know is that there is a big problem and there has to be a remedy we’re looking at, which is the best course of action to take. But none of that happens, Tucker. None of it happens if Jerry Nadler still in charge of the Judiciary Committee, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris get elected as President and Vice President."

"In 2016, Google tried to tailor their features to help [Hillary] Clinton in key states ..." Jordan stated. "The good news is in 2016, in spite of what Google did, the American people saw it for what it was and Donald Trump was elected.

"I think its gonna happen again," he predicted, "but we've got to keep our eye on them."
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