Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar, a potential Attorney General pick for the incoming Biden administration, has decidedly taken a tough stance on tech monopolies.
She expressed her openness to breaking up Google, which is currently facing an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and 11 states.
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Klobuchar made the comments during a keynote speech at the American Bar Association’s Fall Forum where she praised the Barr-led Justice Department for its tough anti-trust position toward American big tech companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook.
The Senator’s comments follow months of ongoing talks between Congressional leaders and big tech CEO’s over questions of monopolization and whether their services play too big of a role in American society. Republicans in particular have been vociferous critics of tech throughout 2020.
“In a serious monopolization action like this one, it’s important that a breakup remedy be [is] on the table,” Klobuchar said. While Klobuchar has been floated as a possible Attorney General for the Biden admin., it is unconfirmed at this time. The only know confirmation is Biden’s Chief of Staff and longtime advisor Ron Klein.