Ted Cruz, Key Senators Demand DirecTV Answer for Newsmax Deplatforming

Four prominent Republican U.S. senators sent a letter to DirectTV and its controlling shareholders, AT&T and TPG, to voice concerns about the recent decision to drop Newsmax.

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., wrote to DirecTV CEO William Morrow, AT&T CEO John Stankey, and TPG CEO Jon Winkelried to demand answers and information.

Cruz is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Graham is ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee – panels that have jurisdiction over the communications industry and civil liberties, respectively.

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