Government, Politics

How Woke Antitrust May Become the Law Without a Vote

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), a newly reelected senator, on Thursday issued a public plea to President Joe Biden to twist the arm of the president’s fellow Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to include two liberal antitrust bills aimed at Big Tech companies in the omnibus spending bill.

We’ve seen stranger things in Washington, but this one is close to the top. Grassley, a lifelong conservative, is propelling forward pet legislation of liberal Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). It would be refreshing for conservatives and liberals to cooperate to pass needed legislation. But these two bills are inimical to a free market society and everything Republicans purport to stand for.

Start with Grassley’s support for Klobuchar’s American Innovation and Choice Online Act, which passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with the vote of Grassley and some other Republicans. It is understandable why Republicans are upset at Big Tech. Read more…

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