Biden Open to Investigate Elon Musk’s Twitter Acquisition
President Joe Biden seems to have expressed that he is interested in the federal government looking into billionaire Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.
“I think that Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical relationships with other countries is worthy of being looked at,” the president said at a press conference held on Wednesday at the White House.
A reporter asked Biden if he felt concerned about Musk buying Twitter using financing from foreign countries such as Saudi Arabia.
“Whether or not he is doing anything inappropriate, I’m not suggesting that,” the president said. “It warrants being looked at.”
Another reporter asked Biden about how he would conduct the probe, to which he replied, “There’s a lot of ways.”
Many have already been pushing for an investigation regarding Musk’s deal to purchase Twitter.
Earlier this month, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) asked the Committee on Foreign Investment to look into the deal’s “potential national security concerns.”
Biden also aired his frustration with the billionaire taking in the reigns of the social media website.
“Now what are we all worried about: Elon Musk goes out and buys an outfit that sends – that spews lies all across the world,” the president said during a fundraiser last week.