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Senators Criticize Google CEO for Declining to Testify

  • Intelligence chairman Burr signals he won’t issue a subpoena
  • Twitter’s Dorsey and Facebook’s Sandberg expected to appear
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Google’s Sundar Pichai is facing bipartisan criticism for refusing to testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing next week, but the panel’s chairman signaled he’s unlikely to issue a subpoena to force the chief executive officer to appear.

“I don’t normally subpoena people to be part of the solution," Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina said Tuesday when asked if he’s considering such a step. "Google chooses not to participate and being part of the solution. That’s a decision they made.”