It’s been three months since Big Tech initiated their conservative witch hunt, and the fight still continues to this day.
In recent news, a group of seven House republicans pledged Wednesday to reject donations from the Big Tech conglomerate, including individual contributions from executive employees.
The group specifically named Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple and Twitter, saying the companies violate the free market by blocking diversity of thought.
The group, led by Colorado Rep. Ken Buck, included Reps. Chip Roy, Greg Steube, Dan Bishop, Ralph Norman, Andy Biggs and Burgess Owens.
In total, the seven lawmakers collected $3,500 in donations, but will no longer do so.
“As conservatives, we firmly believe in the free market and the free exchange of ideas. We will not continue to accept donations from companies who violate those convictions,” the pledge states.
“The threat posed by these monopolies is a real and present danger to conservatives, libertarians, and anyone who does not agree with these corporations’ ultra-liberal points-of-view,” it adds.
“With this pledge, we, as conservatives, are taking a firm stance against Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Twitter,” Buck said in a statement. “Thank you to my colleagues who joined me on this important effort to refuse campaign donations from Big Tech companies that act anti-competitively and censor conservatives.”
This pledge isn’t the first of its kind.
In March, The Heritage Foundation, one of the oldest and most respected conservative think tanks in Washington, made the decision to turn down donations too.
Foundation president Kay C. James sent letters to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai explaining that the foundation could “not in good conscience accept money” from companies that consistently and actively silence conservative voices.
But, these weren’t just any donations.
As previously reported by Human Events News, Heritage turned down a whopping $225,000 donation from Google and even returned a $150,000 donation from Facebook in October 2020. Notably, however, these paled in comparison to previous donations: $1.55 million from Google and $275,000 from Facebook.