(FreedomWire.org) – Twitter CEO Elon Musk made a surprise visit to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.
Musk traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday and met with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to discuss how Twitter can be “fair to both parties,” Musk said on his social media platform.
Musk noted he also met with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The meeting with Jeffries may have been unplanned, as McCarthy reportedly offered to introduce the pair while they were both in his office, according to the Hill.
“Just met with @SpeakerMcCarthy & @RepJeffries to discuss ensuring that this platform is fair to both parties,” he tweeted.
In addition to meeting with McCarthy and Jeffries, Musk also met with Judiciary Committee chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). Jordan spent nearly an hour with Musk.
Jordan, who will also chair the Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, has said he plans to delve into the “Twitter files,” including their revelation that the FBI paid Twitter $3.4 million for working with the agency.
When McCarthy exited the meeting with Musk he declined to discuss what the meeting entailed. He told the reporters that the tech mogul wished the Speaker a happy birthday.
“He came to wish me a happy birthday,” he told reporters, who turned 58 Thursday.
McCarthy said he did not discuss the debt ceiling that recently exceeded $31.4 trillion, and ignored all other questions related to the matter, Bloomberg reported. The press did not witness Musk leave the meeting or the building after their appointment together on the second floor ended.
Musk is a longtime donor of McCarthy and expressed support for him stepping up as speaker during the tumultuous, days-long speaker vote among members of the House. The California Republican finally became speaker after 15 ballots.
The tech mogul has become a popular figure among the political right since urging people to vote Republican and voting for candidates of the party for the first time in the special election held in Texas’ 34th district. He publicly shared that he cast his ballot for Republican Texas Rep. Mayra Flores.
He further became a vocal proponent for free speech amid his $44 billion purchase and eventual takeover of Twitter. He later reinstated the account of former President Donald Trump following a public poll calling for his return.