The “Twitter Files” prove that there was an effort to “overthrow our government,” according to Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN).
New Twitter owner Elon Musk has been slowly releasing the “Twitter Files” — internal documents and discussions from the social media company’s previous executives and employees, revealing censorship and collusion between Twitter and people within federal agencies and other government actors.
Twitter is both a social media company and a crime scene
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 10, 2022
Reacting to this information during an appearance on Newsmax’s “Saturday Agenda,” Burchett argued that this trove of files shows a “complete capitulation” by the previous Twitter owners, and reveals that people in the highest level of the U.S. government “were involved in censorship and swaying a presidential election.”
“I think the big distraction is January 6, where in fact the takeover of our country was happening in the boardroom of Twitter [with] some federal employees,” he said. “I would hope that the American public wakes up and our national media starts addressing this, because they are part of the problem, and they are going to be called on the carpet because of it.”
Burchett asserted that Twitter’s efforts to censor conservative voices on the platform were part of an attempt to “overthrow our government.”
“What is at the base of it is you’ve got these elite liberals that think they know the best for us,” the Republican congressman said. “The arrogance of these people is beyond belief. They think that their values are what needs to be instilled in our country instead of the natural path and that we’re supposed to follow what they believe. It gets to the highest levels of our federal government, and that should be very chilling to the American people going into this Christmas season.”
He went on to claim that all of these efforts stem from the liberal elites’ “hatred” for former President Donald Trump and the American way.
Burchett then noted that Republicans will be holding them accountable when they regain control of the House in January.
“That reeks of espionage [and] complete overthrow of our government,” he asserted. “They better wake up, because it is a new day in America and there’s going to be a new reckoning when the Republicans take over.”