Sen. Cruz to Dorsey: ‘Who the Hell … Put You In Charge of What the Media Are Allowed to Report?’
CRUZ: "You forced the 'Politico' reporter to take down his post about 'The New York Post' as well, is that correct?"
DORSEY: "Within that 24 hours period yes but we -- you know, as the policy has changed anyone can tweet --" [crosstalk]
CRUZ: "You can sense of 'The New York Post,' you can sense of 'Politico,' presumably you can sense of 'The New York Times' or any other media outlet. Mr. Dorsey, who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report and what the American people are allowed to hear and why do you persist in behaving as a Democratic Super PAC, silencing views to the contrary of your political beliefs?"
WICKER: "Let's give Mr. Dorsey a few seconds to answer that and then we'll have to conclude this one -- this segment."
DORSEY: "We are not doing that. And this is why I opened this hearing with calls for more transparency. We realize we need to earn trust more. We realize that more accountability is needed to show our intentions and to show the outcomes."
WICKER: "Thank you, senator."
DORSEY: "So I hear the concerns and I acknowledge them, but we want to -- we want to fix it with more transparency."
WICKER: "Thank you, Senator Cruz."