Sunday, October 1, 2023

Biden Admin. Accused of Weaponizing ANOTHER Federal Agency

'Insanely illegal overreach by FTC...'

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) In a Thursday hearing at the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, made explosive allegations, accusing the Biden administration of weaponizing yet another federal agency.

The focus of Jordan’s criticism was directed at Lina Khan, the far-left chair of the Federal Trade Commission, whom he accused of targeted harassment and manipulation against Twitter.

During the hearing, Jordan cited the example of the FTC’s actions towards Twitter, which he alleged stemmed from pressure from Democrat senators and left-wing activist groups. The committee chairman highlighted over 350 requests for information issued by the FTC to Twitter, including communications pertaining to the Twitter Files.

“These revelations paint a disturbing picture of the weaponization of the FTC under Chair Khan,” Jordan stated. “The agency’s actions demonstrate a blatant disregard for fair and impartial investigation, with a clear intent to punish and stifle dissenting voices.” 

Elon Musk took to Twitter to react to the news. He said, “Insanely illegal overreach by FTC.” Later in the hearing, Jordan pressed Khan to answer questions on her targeting of Twitter. “Why are you harassing Twitter,” Jordan asked a seemingly defiant Khan.

“Twitter’s lax privacy policies allowed unauthorized users to co-opt Twitter accounts, including that of Fox News,” Khan answered. 

Following Jordan’s remarks, several other members of Congress joined the chorus of criticism, torching Khan’s alleged weaponization of the FTC. Rep. Andy Biggs, R- Ariz., shared his questioning of Khan via Twitter. “[Lina Khan] was unable to identify a single law as the basis for the FTC’s woke antitrust policies,” he said. “The wokeness has to end.”

This would not mark the first time Khan came under scrutiny from Republican leaders. According to Center Square, both the Judiciary and the Energy and Commerce Committee launched investigations into the FTC’s alleged false statements to Congress. Jordan and Energy Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., accused Khan of going against advice and choosing to review a merger from Meta despite potential political bias. 

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