Rep. Buddy Carter Plans to Investigate AT&T and Verizon’s Censorship of OAN

Dec 30, 2022 | Political News

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) says he anticipates that House Republicans will launch an investigation of how Democrat political pressure influenced AT&T and Verizon to blacklist One America News Network (OAN) in the new Congress.

With Republicans in control of the lower chamber and its committees, they will have new powers to launch investigations and call witnesses. In an interview with OAN, Rep. Carter said he would investigate efforts by Democrat members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, namely Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), to pressure AT&T and Verizon to blacklist the conservative channel.

“The federal government should not be getting involved in private companies like that,” said Rep. Carter. “And that’s why it’s so concerning, and that’s why we have set as one of our main priorities in the 118th Congress is… that we’re gonna have oversight over this, and we’re gonna look into this.”