If by successful House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer means that Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert got to vent their spleens at Twitter Executives for shutting down their accounts for demonstrably abusive behavior, Rep. Clay Higgins got to threaten some folks with jail time for no good reason, or that that Chrissy Teigen’s calling the Orangeutan a pussy ass bitch got officially read into the congressional record, than yes, I guess he could call yesterday’s “Twitter Hearing” a success.
But CNN Business News has a different view of the proceedings:
“Republicans are living in a reality distortion field.
That is the only conclusion that can be drawn from Wednesday’s hearing on Capitol Hill where GOP lawmakers continued to push a factually unsupported narrative about the federal government secretly colluding with Twitter to censor the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020.
Despite no real evidence to support this weighty and consequential claim, Republicans were unrelenting in peddling it to the American public. At Wednesday’s hearing they showed no regard for misinforming those who turn to them for accurate information or the fact that they were smearing a private business and its former executives in the process.”
We all know the GOP narrative, which Chairman Comer heartily embraces and propagates – that Democrats and the mainstream media colluded to hide from the public shocking revelations about Biden and son’s business dealing with Ukraine for which there is little or no evidence – but facts are not what Republicans trade in…
“The facts — reality — simply do not matter. It didn’t move one Republican when the Twitter executives they had subpoenaed before the committee refuted their claims. And it didn’t matter much to the right-wing media apparatus that blindly repeated them to their audiences.
“I am aware of no unlawful collusion with, or direction from, any government agency or political campaign on how Twitter should have handled the Hunter Biden laptop situation,” James Baker, Twitter’s former deputy counsel, told the committee while under oath.
Acyn has video of Comer mercifully bringing the hammer down:
If by successful he means bringing attention to Trump being called a PAB, then yeah, very successful
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 8, 2023
“Pussy ass bitch” is now in the record pic.twitter.com/HuUe8BbVKk
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 8, 2023
"Successful" in demonstrating that any censorship pressure Twitter received was from the snowflake Trump White House, not Biden.🤣🤣
— Michael B Lehrhoff (@mblehrhoff) February 8, 2023
Committee spends a whole day on a Guiliani conspiracy of Twitter blocking link to a NY Post Hunter Biden laptop story, which Twitter unblocked 24 hrs later.
Couldn’t everyone still access it on NY Post’s own website or buy it on the newsstand, or thru other outlets?
— dlh2409 (@dlh2409) February 8, 2023
He is trying to save face here – everyone who watched the hearing today understands that it was an absolute disaster for the Republicans, Elon Musk, and Trump.
— Meg Anne (@LovesMeg) February 9, 2023
Did they finally get to the bottom of Hunters underwear drawer?
— Jim Bob (@JimBob43012981) February 8, 2023
If producing zero evidence of anything, misinterpreting the 1A, not understanding Twitter is a private company, threatening individuals with jail time without having such power is 'very successful' then sure, roaring success.
— stefa (@futbolsono) February 8, 2023
Can someone arrest Clay Higgins?
— Bill Johnson (@Bill43111) February 8, 2023
The guy who threatened Twitter execs with jail time for imaginary crimes? Someone absolutely should.
In proving the ground they stand on is not solid constitutionally or in their consistency of holding their own to the same measure. pic.twitter.com/eh9IxkX7ma
— D J A (@path_setter) February 8, 2023
Congrats to Chairman Comer, Gym Jordan, Clay Higgins, Marge Greene and BoBo Boebert on a very successful dumpster fire.
May your next effort prove to be just as big a success!