While being interviewed by Fox News Digital on Monday, Apple’s virtual assistant Siri just happened to interrupt Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). And just what was he talking about when Siri interjected? Big Tech, of course.
"Big Tech, they are hard left. They're not just Democrats. They're to the left of the Democratic Party. And they're trying to drive the Democratic Party left," said Cruz while speaking to Fox at the Turning Point USA conference AmericaFest. "And, you know, listen, I'm someone who believes in free speech."
"Something went wrong. Please try again," Siri said from Cruz’s iPhone.
"Well, Big Tech is getting mad," Cruz joked while holding his phone. "Siri just said, ‘Something went wrong. Please try again.’"
"I'm actually perfectly happy that Siri got mad. Sorry there, Siri," he added, laughing.
Cruz added that free speech is under attack in America, and said the left just doesn’t believe in the right to it anymore.
"When we have hearings, I've chaired multiple hearings on Big Tech censorship. Democrats show up, number one, they say it doesn't happen, that it's simply not occurring. But number two, to the extent they engage, they lean in and say censor more," Cruz concluded.
"I think Democrats were furious with Big Tech. 'How the hell did Donald Trump get elected in 2016? How did you let any conservative speak over Big Tech?' And the almost uniform message from Democrats is censor more, silence every view we disagree with."