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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country. Leader McCarthy weighed in on a leaked video showing top Google executives’ reaction to Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy commented, “It’s time for [Google] to come into a hearing. Google controls 90 percent of all internet searches… They control what we’re seeing.” Rep. McCarthy continued, “If 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.” He went on, “The American public has a right to know. We need transparency in this. These are questions that need to be answered and they should not be afraid to come and answer them.”
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, and host of Washington Watch, added, "The whole [video] sounded like a progressive therapy session… It was an admission when [a Google executive] said even conservatives in the building were afraid to speak up in conversation. That should tell you something about the orientation of Google.” Perkins continued, “They have a monopoly and just as other monopolies have to give an account, I think they should as well.”
To listen to the full interview, click this link: https://soundcloud.com/family-research-council/kevin-mccarthy