Outraged Republicans have accused Big Tech, Democrats and the liberal media of colluding to censor reports on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop after the New York Times finally admitted the device was real.
“The New York Times admits what we’ve known for years: the Hunter Biden laptop story was true. Big tech’s censorship of this story was a disgrace,” Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton tweeted Thursday morning.
“For decades, the Biden family has cashed in on Joe’s government service,” Cotton added in a subsequent tweet. “Even today, Hunter Biden is getting paid millions for his ‘artwork’ in a corrupt arrangement blessed by the White House.
The GOP backlash was in response to a Grey Lady report earlier this week that belatedly verified a trove of emails contained on the laptop’s hard drive — 17 months after The Post first started reporting on it.
President Joe Biden and his administration had previously dismissed The Post’s exclusive report on the laptop — which Hunter ditched at a Delaware repair shop in 2019 — as Russian misinformation.
Florida Senator Rick Scott fumed that the “cover up” helped President Biden secure victory in the 2020 election.
“The @nytimes confirmed what many of us already knew: the Democrats and their allies in media and Big Tech conspired to cover up the Hunter Biden story to help @JoeBiden win a presidential election,” Sen. Scott tweeted.
California Rep. Darrell Issa called for a congressional probe in the wake of the Times report.
“Tonight, I’m calling for a Congressional investigation into how big tech, mainstream media, and the Democrat industrial complex colluded to suppress the Hunter Biden scandals — and during the last days of the 2020 election,” he tweeted.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) raged on Twitter: “Now that the New York Times has even confirmed the Hunter Biden laptop’s veracity, can we begin to admit that Joe Biden is, by definition, a compromised politician?”
Meanwhile, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan tweeted a link to a Post story on the Times’ confirmation, saying simply: “Told ya.”
And the House Judiciary GOP linked the laptop scandal to claims by Democrats that former President Trump colluded with Russia ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
“They told you President Trump colluded with Russia,” they tweeted. “He didn’t. They told you Hunter Biden’s laptop was fake. It wasn’t.”