Senate’s Murphy Wants Security Review of Saudi Investment in Twitter
- Senator says Saudi investment ‘clear national security issue’
- Request doesn’t automatically trigger review by panel
Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said Saudi Arabian backing for Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter Inc. should be scrutinized by a government panel that reviews national security risks from foreign investments in the US.
“We should be concerned that the Saudis, who have a clear interest in repressing political speech and impacting U.S. politics, are now the second-largest owner of a major social media platform,” Murphy said in a tweet Monday on the social media platform. “There is a clear national security issue at stake and Cfius should do a review.”