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House Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) said he is “open” to Congressional hearings on Twitter’s suppression of Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” story.

“I have said I am open to hearings in Congress on this,” Khanna said in an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo. “On the one hand, we don’t want censorship. We don’t want to have people censored or boxed out, or shadow-banned and removed from Twitter because of their viewpoint. On the other hand, we do want respect, and we don’t want accounts that are filled with anti-Semitism or just spewing racism or hate on these accounts. And I think Congress should have an honest, thoughtful conversation about how we uphold both of those values.”

Bartiromo then asked: “So hearings would be good, talking about how this took place to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Do you believe this can get better? Can we take the politicization out of federal agencies as well as the media?”

Khanna replied: “I do, Maria, because I think if we want my hope of coming together as a country, the first thing we have to do is say people have to be able to express their view. We can’t tell people we disagree with please be silent. We don’t want to hear you. We don’t want to engage with you. That’s going to create further polarization.”

Khanna is the only Democrat politician that has publicly questioned the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story. The internal Twitter documents published by independent journalist Matt Taibbi, Khanna contacted the then-head of legal, policy, and Trust at Twitter, Vijaya Gadde, telling her that the suppression of the story “seems a violation of 1st Amendment principles.”

“A journalist should not be held accountable for the illegal actions of the source unless they actively aided the hack,” Khanna wrote in the email to Gadde on October 14, the day the Post published the story. “I say this as a total Biden partisan and convinced he didn’t do anything wrong. But the story now has become more about censorship than relatively innocuous emails and it’s become a bigger deal than it would have been.”

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