In a letter addressed to new Twitter CEO Elon Musk this past Monday, Rep. Carlos Giménez (R-FL) urged him to move the headquarters of the massive social media titan out to Florida.
Giménez pressed Musk to take steps to move over to the area of Miami-Dade County in order to escape the intensely leftist environment of San Francisco.
“I am writing to you as the former Mayor of Miami-Dade County who now has the distinct honor of representing my community in Congress. We want to encourage you to explore our Free State of Florida and make the move to relocate Twitter to Miami-Dade County,” expressed Giménez in the letter.
“As Mayor of Miami-Dade County, I worked tirelessly to transform our world-class city into a global technology hub. Early on, we identified the tech sector as one with limitless potential and dreamed of luring companies from California’s burdensome Silicon Valley to the always sunny Tech Beach, right in the heart of South Florida,” he stated.
The recent letter emphasized the freedoms expressed in Florida over the “leftist dystopia” that is California, making reference to a number of policies from the Golden State that have stood against the freedom focus under Ron DeSantis, the Republican Governor of Florida.
DeSantis stated that the plan from Musk to purchase the social media titan was a good development but has not issued his own invitation in the same vein for the company to shift its headquarters over.
.@elonmusk’s offer to buy Twitter is a good deal for shareholders and raises the prospect that the platform will be a place where free speech can thrive, not a tool for narrative enforcement.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) April 25, 2022
Giménez is not the first political leader to push Musk to move his newly bought social media platform out of California. This past April, Greg Abbott, the Republican Governor of Texas, also called on Musk, who already has a strong presence in the Lone Star state with SpaceX and his other companies, to think about moving yet another company out to Texas while Twitter was under his leadership.
“@elonmusk. Bring Twitter to Texas to join Tesla, SpaceX & the Boring company,” he expressed.
.@elonmusk. Bring Twitter to Texas to join Tesla, SpaceX & the Boring company.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 25, 2022
Kristi Noem, the South Dakota Republican Governor, also extended out an invitation for the company to move out to join her in South Dakota in April.
“@ElonMusk, if Twitter is in need of a new HQ, South Dakota is open for business,” stated Noem.
.@ElonMusk, if Twitter is in need of a new HQ, South Dakota is open for business.
— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) April 25, 2022
While attending a meeting with his employees this past month, Musk stated that if he chose to make a move, it would most likely be to utilize dual headquarters with a second location in Texas.
“If we want to move the headquarters to Texas I think it would play into the idea that Twitter has gone from being left-wing to right-wing, which is not the case,” explained Musk to the gathered employees.
“This is not a right-wing takeover of Twitter. It is a moderate-wing takeover of Twitter,” he explained.