Senate Republicans vote to subpoena Facebook and Twitter CEOs

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., October 13, 2020.

Susan Walsh | Pool | Reuters

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify about their handling of a recent unverified New York Post article about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.

Twelve Republicans on the committee voted to authorize the subpoenas and ten Democrats sat out the markup in a protest of the session’s earlier vote on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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