Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said on Thursday that the video
obtained by Breitbart News of a Google all-hands meeting following the
election of Donald Trump obtained calls for a congressional hearing.
time for [Google] to come into a hearing,” McCarthy told Family Research
Center’s Tony Perkins on his Washington
Watch radio show. “Google controls 90 percent
of all Internet searches… They control what we’re seeing.”
video shows Google executives and staff bemoaning Trump’s election and
making plans to thwart the president’s agenda using its massive online
they’re using their own personal beliefs when it comes to philosophy to
control some of that — that’s disturbing, and I think that’s a reason
why they should have to come before committee,” McCarthy said.
American public has a right to know,” McCarthy said. “We need
transparency in this.”
are questions that need to be answered and they should not be afraid to
come and answer them,” McCarthy said.
whole [thing] sounded like a progressive therapy session,” Perkins,
president of FRC said. “It was an admission when [a Google executive]
said even conservatives in the building were afraid to speak up in
should tell you something about the orientation of Google,” Perkins
said. ”They have a monopoly and just as other monopolies have to give an
account, I think they should as well.”
video is a full recording of Google’s first all-hands meeting
following the 2016 election (these weekly meetings are known inside
the company as “TGIF” or “Thank God It’s Friday” meetings). Sent to
Breitbart News by an anonymous source, it features co-founders Larry
Page and Sergey Brin, VPs Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth
Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai.
can hear the whole interview here.
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