Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, said on Sunday morning that there should be an investigation into possible racketeering on the part of tech giants.
Nunes, a member and former chairman of various House committees and subcommittees, was referring to the recent events pertaining to the social media platform Parler, which has been banned from Apple, Google and now Amazon within a 48-hour period. This has been criticized by many on both the political right and left as full-blown media censorship.
According to the Epoch Times, Parler's traffic, which was already steadily growing, went through the roof after US President Trump created an account, and many others the world over followed suit. This was when Google, Apple and Amazon all cooperated to do their best to shut down Parler for good.
"This is clearly a violation of antitrust, civil rights, the RICO statute. There should be a racketeering investigation on all the people that coordinated this attack on not only a company but on all of those like us, like me, like you, Maria," said Nunes in an interview with Fox's Maria Bartiromo.
Nunes continued, "The effect of this is that there is no longer a free and open social media company or site for any American to get on any longer. "It’s preposterous. So I don’t know where the hell the Department of Justice is at right now, or the FBI."
Nunes mentioned that he is currently talking to his colleagues in Congress to further explore legal options. He also appealed to the US Supreme Court to act on this issue.