On Wednesday, former top executives at Twitter appeared before the House oversight committee to give testimony regarding the social media giant’s management of information related to the interference of the 2020 election and Joe Biden’s son.
The hearing marks the start of the agenda of the newly-Republican controlled House, highlighting their focus on long-standing claims that major tech companies exhibited a bias against conservatism.
At one point during the hearing, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert appeared to catch former Twitter executive Yoel Roth in a lie.
The moment came as Boebert was discussing how her Twitter account had previously been suspended.
“Did you shadow-ban my account? Yes or no?” Boebert unleashed.
Roth denied banning her account, but as it turns out, he was lying.
“The answer is Mr. Roth, yes you did!” Boebert shot back, catching Roth in a lie.
“I found out last night from Twitter staff that you supressed my account for this tweet: “Hillary must be pissed it took until 2020 to successfully rig an election.'”
Boebert exclaimed, “It’s a freakin’ joke about Hillary Clinton being angry she couldn’t rig her own election!”
She continued to slam Yoel Roth: “You silenced me from communicating with the American people over a fricken’ joke. Who the hell do you think you are?”
Rep. @laurenboebert wipes the floor with Yoel Roth: "You silenced me from communicating with the American people over a fricken' joke. Who the hell do you think you are?" pic.twitter.com/46UmTRV7RC
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) February 8, 2023
Shortly after this explosive moment at the hearing, Boebert took to Twitter to provide receipts.
“I received this document from Twitter staff last night.It shows that Twitter 1.0 executives shadow banned me as a sitting Member of Congress,” she tweeted. “If they did that to me, imagine the millions of Americans that will never know they were silenced by these woke execs.”
I received this document from Twitter staff last night.
It shows that Twitter 1.0 executives shadow banned me as a sitting Member of Congress.
If they did that to me, imagine the millions of Americans that will never know they were silenced by these woke execs. pic.twitter.com/w9iHeIa9iF
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) February 8, 2023
BREAKING: Lauren Boebert catches Yoel Roth in a lie after he denied being involved with the suspension of her Twitter account.
What happens to people who lie under oath?
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 8, 2023