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Elon Musk wants GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to retire.
The wealthy business tycoon's tweet to that effect came in response to the news that Graham has teamed up with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to propose legislation that would establish a regulatory commission to oversee Big Tech companies.
"Our Digital Consumer Protection Commission Act would create an independent, bipartisan regulator charged with licensing and policing the nation’s biggest tech companies — like Meta, Google and Amazon — to prevent online harm, promote free speech and competition, guard Americans' privacy and protect national security," the bipartisan duo wrote in a New York Times opinion piece. "The new watchdog would focus on the unique threats posed by tech giants while strengthening the tools available to the federal agencies and state attorneys general who have authority to regulate Big Tech."
Regarding the news, Richard Hanania tweeted, "Elizabeth Warren and Lindsey Graham call for a new agency to regulate the internet. They see the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a model because it 'took on nuclear power,' ie, shut it down. Anyone who cares about progress needs to work and stop this."
"Time for Lindsey Graham to retire," Musk tweeted when replying to Hanania's post.
Graham has served in the Senate for slightly longer than two decades.
"A regulatory commission will give consumers a voice against Big Tech and the power to punish them when appropriate," Graham said, according to press releases the lawmakers issued about their legislative proposal. "The creation of a regulatory commission to oversee Big Tech is the first step in a long journey to protect American consumers from the massive power these companies currently wield.”
The GOP senator was booed when he appeared at a Trump rally earlier this month in South Carolina.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.