House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) indicated Tuesday that Google would be made to answer questions in front of Congress about an explosive report that the company made a “silent donation” to help Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
‘An invite will be on its way.’
McCarthy listed his grievances against the behemoth internet search engine in a tweet Tuesday.
•Claims to be fair, but gave a “silent donation” to a left-wing group to stop Trump
•Works w/ China/Russia to censor the internet, but cancelled a contract with our military
•Ignores Senate hearing
It’s time for @Google to answer some ?’s An invite will be on its way.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 11, 2018
“Claims to be fair, but gave a ‘silent donation’ to a left-wing group to stop Trump,” McCarthy said, referring to a report that an email from Eliana Murillo, Google’s former head of multicultural marketing, outlined support that the company gave to help Clinton in the election.
“Works w/ China/Russia to censor the internet, but cancelled a contract with our military,” he added, referring to accommodations the company made to allow China to filter out websites it deemed a threat.
“Ignores Senate hearing,” he said, referring to a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on foreign entities influencing the U.S. election that Google ignored while Twitter and Facebook attended.
“It’s time for @Google to answer some [questions],” he concluded. “An invite will be on its way.”
A ‘silent donation’ to Hillary
The Google email was reportedly obtained by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who spoke about it on his show Tuesday.
“In her email, Murillo touts Google’s multifaceted efforts to boost Hispanic turnout in the election,” Carlson reported. “She knows that Latinos voted in record-breaking numbers, especially in states like Florida, Nevada, and Arizona.”
The 2016 email, according to Carlson, called the efforts a “silent donation” to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Google responded to the report and denied that the email was evidence of partisan bias, but instead said that the efforts were not officially taken by the company.
Here’s Tucker Carlson on the Google email scandal:
“Google tried to get Hillary elected,” Carlson said. “They failed, this time.”