Conservative social media personalities and ardent Trump supporters Diamond and Silk, whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee Thursday in Washington DC on Facebook censorship of conservative websites.
Diamond and Silk’s opening statement laid out their case that internet giants Facebook and Twitter are biased against conservatives and suppress their videos, posts and ads, while censoring their favorite right-leaning news and views.
Diamond and Silk released a statement before the committee hearing.
In one of the tensest, loudest exchanges at the hearing, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) accused Hardaway and Richardson of simply gaining a “tremendous platform … to make a ton of money when this is over.”
“You’re not going to brush us off and dismiss us like we have no merit here,” Hardaway loudly shot back.
Here is more video of them holding their own against condescending Rep. Johnson who repeatedly brought up that they profited from their Facebook page.
The Internet giants ultimately declined to attend, an absence that prompted the panel’s leader, Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.), to promise to “pursue whatever means necessary” to question them — a potential threat of a subpoena still to come, The Washington Post reported.
H/T: The Gateway Pundit