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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator JD Vance (R-OH) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland questioning the political motivations behind a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit against SpaceX. The DOJ alleges SpaceX wrongly favored U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents in its hiring practices. Senator Vance suggests: “SpaceX could have been investigated by DOJ because of Mr. Musk’s management of Twitter, not because SpaceX’s hiring practices are uniquely odious.”

Senator Vance’s letter reads, in part:

“It is difficult to separate this new DOJ investigation of SpaceX from the Biden administration’s other interactions with Mr. Musk. In one instance, when asked about Mr. Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, President Biden suggested that Mr. Musk’s relationships with other countries should be investigated. In another instance, President Biden described Twitter under Mr. Musk as ‘an outfit that spews lies all across the world.’ DOJ’s lawsuit alleges that SpaceX specifically declined to hire refugees and asylees from at least September 2018 to May 2022. As you know, Mr. Musk began his acquisition of Twitter in April 2022, stating that he wanted to turn the website into a ‘digital public square.’ He has since reinstated many previously banned conservative political commentators and President Donald Trump. Justice must be dispensed in an impartial manner, without political animus, if Americans are to have faith in our system. Unfortunately, the timing of DOJ’s investigation into SpaceX could be interpreted as being connected to the Twitter acquisition.”

Read Senator Vance’s full letter here or below. Read more from Breitbart here.

For Background:

  • Many DOJ job postings, including this posting for a “recreation specialist” in the Bureau of Prisons, list proof of U.S. citizenship as a condition for employment.