Elon Musk is a foil for the Biden administration. He thinks for himself, has a genuine interest in advancing mankind’s interests, and has no time for artificial constructs such as woke ideology and other leftist silliness.
So, is it any wonder that the weaponized Department of Justice is targeting the nation’s most innovative thinker?
The administration accused Musk of the horrific crime of hiring U.S. citizens and permanent residents for SpaceX — but not “asylees and refugees.” This despite clear regulations prohibiting the company from doing exactly that.
Look no further than the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The agreement requires the hiring of either U.S. citizens or permanent residents for companies that develop military-grade technology and rockets.
Musk correctly noted that SpaceX would face legal trouble if it hired non-U.S. citizens for sensitive work.
The billionaire entrepreneur took to his own X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, to demonstrate the irony of his current situation.
JUST IN: The Biden Department of 'Justice' is suing Elon Musk's SpaceX for refusing to hire refugees and asylum seekers.
Musk should change his name to Hunter Biden and coerce foreign entities to get rich so the DOJ ignores him.
“The lawsuit alleges that, from at least… pic.twitter.com/6EjnuBPpaC
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 24, 2023
He posted, “SpaceX was told repeatedly that hiring anyone who was not a permanent resident of the United States would violate international arms trafficking law, which would be a criminal offense.”
Musk added, “We couldn’t even hire Canadian citizens, despite Canada being part of NORAD!” He concluded his response by calling the action by Biden’s DOJ another example of weaponization of federal agencies for political purposes.
In a statement, the DOJ accused SpaceX of systematically discouraging “asylees and refugees from applying and refusing to hire or consider them, because of their citizenship status, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.”
The administration also pointed to Musk’s own social media postings for what it called “discriminatory public statements.”
In June 2020, Musk posted, “U.S. law requires at least a green card to be hired at SpaceX, as rockets are advanced weapons technology.” This is far from the only instance of the Biden administration and its allies ganging up on the billionaire.
Just last week, a judge accused the SpaceX owner of attempting to “cozy up” to former President Donald Trump. His crime? Having attorneys for social media company X block federal prosecutors’ access to the Republican candidate’s account.
U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell held the attorneys in contempt of court and fined X $350,000.
Further, U.S. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke brough the suit against SpaceX. A review of her social media posts found she harshly criticized Musk for his wealth — not surprising for this administration.