(JustPatriots.com)- Elon Musk has a lot to say to politicians – Republican politicians.
Musk recently paid a visit to Washington, D.C., where he spoke with many legislators, but it seems that he had little to no interest in speaking with Democrats.
Last week, Elon Musk made a series of high-profile visits on Capitol Hill during an unannounced whirlwind trip. Among other things, Musk dropped in for a happy birthday visit to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy, who celebrated his 58th birthday on Thursday, refused to comment on the exchange, joking that Musk was just in the Capitol to commemorate his birthday.
Musk also had a sit-down with Republican firebrand Rep. Jim Jordan. Purportedly he visited with representatives to discuss Teslas and Twitter.
Twitter is still attempting to find its feet under the new CEO who joined less than three months ago with promises to end content filtering measures that conservatives had complained were skewed against them.
Rebecca Kern and Nicholas Wu of Politico reported that Musk primarily booked meetings with Republicans during his tour of the Capitol, only accidentally stumbling into Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) once.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said that simply meeting with Republicans was a “serious mistake,” adding fuel to his trip’s fire. She said, “I think it’s seriously a mistake and I think it would be a good thing to have him come in and explain himself.”
It’s that attitude that most likely causes Musk to steer clear of Democrats. Politicians who believe Musk must “explain himself” are not likely to be on his itinerary.
The hearings on Twitter’s censorship of material before Musk joined the company are said to have been one of the topics Musk allegedly mentioned to Hakeem Jeffries.
Musk did tweet last week about meeting with Jeffries and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to discuss the future of Twitter, but he did not specify that the meeting with McCarthy was an unplanned run-in. He said he was in Washington, D.C., to discuss ways to make Twitter “fair” to the two main political parties.
He tweeted, “Just met with @SpeakerMcCarthy & @RepJeffries to discuss ensuring that this platform is fair to both parties.”