When Rep. Tom Lantos (D-San Mateo) invited representatives of Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco to explain to the Congressional Human Rights Caucus their cooperation with the repressive policies of the Chinese government, they didn’t even bother to show up. Undaunted, Lantos then invited them to testify to a select committee of the House Committee on International Relations. Under threat of subpoena, the companies’ people had to appear for that. Here are excerpts from that hearing and an exclusive Pajamas Media interview with Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor currently serving in the US Congress.
Watch the interview.
The responses of the General Counsels will make your skin crawl.
It is well worth it, and I’m proud that Lantos is my Congressman (at least when I’m on the Peninsula).