Neither party wants to take responsibility for what unfolded at the Capitol building. While the Democrats claim that it was nothing but conservatives, social media footage shows people on both sides of the aisle storming the halls. But while the Republicans and Democrats continue to argue over who kindled the fire, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., believes there is a much more dangerous threat to America and it comes in the form of social censorship.
Talking on Sunday Morning Futures, Rubio proposed the idea that the true threat to American Democracy is Big Tech. He said, “This is also an opportunity for [the left] to go and put pressure on social media companies to literally not just erase the president but erase everybody. We are now living in a country where four or five companies, unelected, unaccountable, have the monopoly power to decide, we’re gonna wipe people out, we’re going to erase them, from any digital platform, whether it’s selling things and the like.”
As for the current shift from social media sites to only censor conservative voices, Rubio claims this is not some moral high ground, but a ploy to get in good with the new sitting President and his party. Rubio said, “Facebook, Twitter, these are not moral champions here. The reason why these guys are doing it is because Democrats are about to take power, and they view this as a way to get on their good side to avoid restrictions or any sort of laws being passed that hurt them.”
Not one to shy away from the hard topics, Rubio also discussed the events on Capitol Hill, saying that it wasn’t orchestrated by the right or left, yet a small group of “wackos”. But the senator also pressed the issue that it isn’t about who started the fight, but how we moved forward that is most crucial.
“We could be talking about how we all agree that this is terrible and what is it that got in people’s heads and what are the things that people believe in, conspiracy-wise … that caused them to do these actions that we all reject. Instead, what we are now engaging in [is] a new front: who should be censored by five companies who no one’s elected and have the power to wipe you out? As far as China’s concerned, their fundamental argument is democracy doesn’t work, it’s messy, it’s chaotic. … Can you think of a better talking point for them?”