(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made his voting intentions for this fall’s midterm elections known — he will be backing Republicans up and down the ticket.
This week, Musk wrote on Twitter that he would be supporting GOP candidates after how he’s been treated by liberals recently. He tweeted:
“I support free speech, but not any one candidate. In fact, I gave money to & voted for Hillary & then voted for Biden. However, given unprovoked attacks by leading Democrats against me & a very cold shoulder to Tesla & SpaceX, I intend to vote Republican in November.”
That tweet was sent after he had tweeted earlier in May that he’d vote for the GOP candidates despite the fact that he has “voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically.” He continued:
“Like I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear. Now this election I will.”
In explaining part of his decision, he said that Democrats were controlled by labor unions, groups that he said were “just another form of monopoly,” as well as various class-action attorneys.
He further explained his previous voting habits when he tweeted:
“In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold.”
This doesn’t mean that former President Donald Trump will receive support from Musk, should the Republican decide to run for the White House again in 2024. He also took a shot at President Joe Biden when he tweeted:
“Even though I think a less divisive candidate would be better in 2024, I still think Trump should be restored to Twitter. Biden’s mistake is that he thinks he was elected to transform the country, but actually everyone just wanted less drama.”
It’s not a surprise that Musk has taken this stance, even though he’s voted for Democrats in the past. As his two major companies — Tesla and SpaceX — continue to get bigger, he’s continued to face increasing pressure and scrutiny from the federal government, which is obviously led by liberals.
Musk has always been against big government, which is what the Democratic Party stands for. Now, though, it seems that has boiled over for him.
The CEO of Tesla recently talked to The Wall Street Journal and explained:
“It does not make sense to take the job of capital allocation away from people with a demonstrated great skill in capital allocation and give it to an entity that has demonstrated very poor skill in capital allocation.
“Think of the government essentially as a corporation in the limit. The government is simply the biggest corporation, with a monopoly on violence and where you have no recourse.”
Musk is in the process of purchasing Twitter and making it more of a free-speech platform. He has criticized the social media giant many times in the past for acting too “woke” and silencing voices, mainly from conservatives.