(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Senator Josh Hawley received a standing ovation during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday in which he squarely focused on the hypocrisy of Democrats and their influence on Big Tech and social media companies.
During the speech, he vowed not to back down in his continued fight against cancel culture and called for the breaking up of Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
“Break them up!” — Hawley on tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter pic.twitter.com/60LO5HCQBz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 26, 2021
It’s a popular message among Republicans and even some Democrats, though perhaps for different reasons. Far-left Senator Elizabeth Warren has previously called to break up the Big Tech corporations but has never criticized the companies for their silencing of conservative users.
“The radical left, their corporate allies, the liberal media have tried to cancel me, censor me, expel me, shut me down, stop me from representing the people of Missouri, stop me from representing you,” he said.
“I am here today, I’m not going anywhere, and I’m not backing down.” Senator @HawleyMO‘s response to the left and the media trying to cancel him. #CPAC2021 #AmericaUnCanceled pic.twitter.com/9cNzLpgMMc
— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) February 26, 2021
“And guess what? I’m here today, I’m not going anywhere and I’m not backing down. Not a chance,” he said, to a huge round of applause.
Mainstream media outlets went crazy at the huge amount of support the Republican Senator received for publicly announcing during the speech that he objected to the certification of some Electoral College votes.
Specifically, Hawley objected to the Electoral College votes from Pennsylvania and did so in order to encourage a “debate over election integrity” in the Senate.
“What was the result of that? I was called a traitor,” he said. “I was called seditious, the radical left said I should resign.”
The calls for Hawley to resign, coming from Democrats, were particularly interesting given that Democrats have exercised their ability and right to object to Electoral College votes on many occasions in the past.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi famously objected to Ohio’s Electoral College votes following the 2004 election.
“I did what my Democratic colleagues have done in every single election a republican has won in the last 20 years,” Hawley stated.
The campaign to cancel Hawley even resulted in a book deal being canceled by Simon & Schuster. The book, which focused on the tyranny of Big Tech, will be published by Regnery Publishing and released on May 4, 2021.