Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on Sunday bashed Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) description of net neutrality as “Obamacare for the Internet.”
“He has it completely wrong and he just doesn’t understand what this issue is,” Franken said about Cruz on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“We have had net neutrality the entire history of the Internet. So when he says this is the ObamaCare, ObamaCare was a government program that fixed something, that changed things,” Franken explained. “This is about reclassifying something so it stays the same. This would keep things exactly the same that they’ve been.”
CNN host Candy Crowley also asked Franken about the argument that net neutrality would keep Internet providers from innovating.
“That’s baloney,” the senator responded. “They’ve been doing this all along. They’ve been doing this since the beginning of the the Internet. This isn’t going to stop this. All this stop them from doing is making a whole bunch of extra money. But this is not going to stop them from — from wiring the country.”
Watch the clip via CNN: