Watch Siri Interrupt Ted Cruz As He Goes On Big Tech In Fox News Interview
Siri, Apple’s iconic AI virtual assistant, appeared unhappy with Senator Ted Cruz’s attacks on Big Tech as he sat down with Fox News for an interview.
Cruz, R-Texas, who was among several Republican lawmakers who spoke at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix this week, said Big Tech “the greatest threat to free speech” and ” free and fair elections in America “.
“Big Tech, they’re on the far left. They’re not just Democrats. They’re on the left of the Democratic Party. And they’re trying to push the Democratic Party to the left,” Cruz told Fox News Digital on Monday. “And, you know, look, I’m somebody who believes in free speech.”
“Something went wrong. Please try again”, interrupted Siri from inside Cruz’s jacket pocket.
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“Well, Big Tech is going crazy,” Cruz joked, holding his iPhone. “Siri just said, ‘Something went wrong. Try Again. “”
“I’m actually perfectly happy Siri got mad. Sorry, Siri,” the Texas senator joked.
Cruz expressed his support for free speech, including “people who disagree with me” and said “the left no longer believes in free speech”.
“When we have hearings, I’ve chaired several hearings on Big Tech censorship. Democrats show up, number one, they say it doesn’t happen, it just doesn’t happen. But number two, to the extent that they engage, they lean in and say more censorship, ”said Cruz. “I think Democrats were furious with Big Tech. ‘How the hell did Donald Trump get elected in 2016? How did you let a Tory talk about Big Tech?’ And the Democrats’ almost uniform message is to censor more, to silence any views we disagree with. ”
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“So what they call ‘disinformation’ is all Fox News. It’s disinformation. By the way, Gigi Sohn, who Biden has appointed to the Federal Communications Commission, calls Fox News ‘disinformation,'” he continued. Cruz, referring to the president’s liberal. candidate. “When they say ‘disinformation’ they mean ‘we don’t agree with that, shut it up.’ ‘Extremism.’ What they mean by “extremism” is all Republicans in America. That’s what they call “extremism.” You know what? They probably mean Joe Manchin is “extremism.” I mean, they mean everyone except the far left. “
Speaking of Manchin, Cruz praised the West Virginia Democrat for preventing the adoption of Build Back Better on Capitol Hill.
“I think Joe’s decision was the right decision. I think it’s a really big deal,” Cruz told Fox News. “The Build Back Broke Bill was a disaster. It was a train wreck. It was Bernie Sanders’ socialist budget. It was billions in new spending, billions in new debt, billions in new taxes, that would have driven inflation through the roof. Inflation has already exploded across the country. And that was reckless and irresponsible. And you know what, the people of West Virginia don’t want it. Manchin did. what was needed. He actually represented the men and women of his state. ”
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Cruz criticized how “mean” and “vicious” many Democratic lawmakers have been in response to his opposition to President Biden’s signing legislation and how their demonization of him could backfire on the whole party.
“A lot of people ask, ‘Well, my God, is Manchin going to become a Republican? I hope he will. I asked him. I think every Republican senator has presented this case to Joe a dozen times, “said Cruz.” I will say I think it is a difficult hill for him to climb. He’s culturally fair, he’s a democrat. He’s been a Democrat his entire life, and he truly is the godfather of Democrats in West Virginia. So I understand why to change parties, It’s difficult. That being said, if they’re bad enough, the best thing that could happen is they could lead him to the Republican Party, and we’d welcome him. ”