Jordan and Meadows on the House Antitrust Tower of Wokeness

June 23, 2021

“The radical left sees antitrust law as its vehicle to fundamentally transform America,” declare Jim Jordan, ranking House Judiciary Republican, and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in a Fox News op-ed today.

One of the six bills being marked up today in committee would require Big Tech companies that want to invest in other companies to face more scrutiny.

“In theory, this seems like a good idea,” Jordan and Meadows write. “But this legislation says the companies can still buy up other companies, so long as they first get permission from the Biden bureaucrats.  

“Imagine the largest companies in the world needing to appease their woke overlords in the Biden administration before funding a new start-up. Remember when Tea Party groups were sidelined by Lois Lerner at the IRS? Remember when the Obama-Biden administration weaponized the Justice Department to target the Trump campaign? This bill creates every incentive for Big Tech to take similar anti-conservative actions on behalf of Big Government.”

Their piece also explains that “data portability” would make Americans more vulnerable to spying, while putting together a “secret committee” at the Federal Trade Commission of woke academics.

Conservatives who worry about the content decisions of Big Tech companies should wake up and recognize that these bills would meld Big Tech and Big Government into a Tower of Wokeness.