Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed on Monday that he will vote Republican during the midterm elections despite supporting Democrats in the past.
Musk shared the information on Monday during a tech conference in Miami.
What choice does he have? The Democrats all what him desposed of. They despise free speech! They want Twitter to remain in Woke progressive territory!https://t.co/Yw3RppGNog
— Daniel F. Baranowski (@DFBHarvard) May 18, 2022
“The reality is that Twitter at this point, you know, has a very far left bias,” Musk said. “I would classify myself as a moderate, neither Republican nor Democrat.”
“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically — I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” the SpaceX CEO continued. “Now this election I will.”
Elon Musk says he will vote Republican for FIRST time EVER after absolutely SAVAGING Joe Brandon in brutal roast pic.twitter.com/sxWybzsFDy
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 17, 2022
“Insider reported that he did not clarify whether he meant he would vote for the eventual Republican candidate during the 2024 presidential election, or for a GOP candidate in the up-coming November mid-terms,” the Daily Mail reported.
“Musk’s political views have been thrust into the spotlight since he announced his intention to purchase Twitter. His offer to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share was made public on April 14,” it added.
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 17, 2022
The new information comes as Musk seeks to finalize his purchase of Twitter, a social platform he has said is clearly liberal in its current bias.
If the deal is completed, the platform may be the largest social media company led by a Republican voter, a major change for American politics and mainstream media.
The announcement may continue to lead to attacks on him from the left, but it has also made him a hero to those who embrace freedom of speech.