Elizabeth Warren says Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter is 'dangerous for our democracy'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left) and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (left) and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty/Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images
  • Senator Warren tweeted that Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter was "dangerous for our democracy."

  • She also advocated for a wealth tax for billionaires like Musk.

  • Warren has been calling Musk out since last year, saying the billionaire should pay more taxes.

The feud between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Elon Musk may begin once again, kickstarted by Twitter accepting Musk's bid to buy the company for $44 billion.

Warren tweeted Monday afternoon that the deal is "dangerous for our democracy."

"Billionaires like Elon Musk play by a different set of rules than everyone else, accumulating power for their own gain," Warren wrote: "We need a wealth tax and strong rules to hold Big Tech accountable."

Although Musk has yet to respond, he has a history of engaging with Warren on the platform.

A high-profile spat between Warren and Musk occurred in December of 2021 after Warren said Musk was "freeloading off of everyone else,"

Musk replied by insulting Warren, even going so far as to refer to her as "Senator Karen": "You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend's angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason," he tweeted.

In another tweet, Musk continued: "And if you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year."

Musk also insulted Senator Bernie Sanders after he too tweeted about a wealth tax.

Warren has been a fierce critic of Musk and other billionaires after it was revealed Musk paid no federal income tax in 2018, according to a ProPublica investigation. She has also advocated for higher tax rates for America's wealthiest earners.

Representatives for Warren and Musk could not be immediately reached for comment.

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