Chris Stewart tweets that Elon Musk should ‘stop by Utah’ for possible new Twitter headquarters
Apr 26, 2022, 2:20 PM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 1:58 pm
(Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Rep. Chris Stewart tweeted out to Elon Musk, suggesting a new home base for Twitter in Utah and approval of his purchase on Tuesday.
Stewart hints in a Tweet that Musk should “stop by Utah” if he is looking for a new Twitter headquarters, mirroring what eBay and Facebook has done.
He also said that Musk purchasing Twitter is a “big win for free speech.”
Elon Musk acquiring Twitter is a big win for free speech.
And @elonmusk, if you're looking for new Twitter headquarters, feel free to stop by Utah.
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) April 26, 2022
The Musk and Twitter situation started in the beginning of April with Musk joining Twitter’s board of directors, but he abruptly pulled out for unknown reasons on the morning of him joining the board.
Soon after, reports of Musk offering to buy the platform started since he was the largest shareholder of Twitter.
“I invested in Twitter as I believe in its potential to be the platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is a societal imperative for a functioning democracy,” Musk said in his offer. “However, since making my investment I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form. Twitter needs to be transformed as a private company.”
This caused some added drama with a lawsuit against the entrepreneur claiming that he broke the law by not disclosing all of his stake in the company so he could buy shares at lower prices.
On Monday, the social media platform reached a deal with Musk for $54.20 per share, which rounds up to around $41 billion.
Musk said that he lined up $46.6 billion to acquire Twitter.
“I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means,” Musk tweeted out on Monday.
This purchase also raised questions for employees at Twitter with its employment with management ensuring them that there will be no changes before the deal closes.
“Between now and closing … we will continue making decisions as we’ve always had, guided by the principles we’ve had,” Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal said. “Once the deal closes, different decisions might be made.”
Former President Donald Trump also chimed in and said that he would not be returning to Twitter if his account was unsuspended.
He wants to focus on his own social platform, Truth Social. “I am not going on Twitter. I am going to stay on Truth,” Trump told Fox News on Monday. “I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on Truth.”