In a Thursday op-ed for the Washington Post, Cruz painted rules that would keep Internet providers from offering two different speeds of service to websites as oppressive regulations.
“Government-regulated utilities invariably destroy innovation and freedom,” he wrote.
On Sunday, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) called Cruz out and explained that net neutrality “is about reclassifying something so it stays the same.” He said that the regulations would not keep companies from innovating.
“He has it completely wrong and he just doesn’t understand what this issue is,” Franken said about Cruz.
But on Monday, Cruz continued to harp on net neutrality.
The video includes Franken’s Sunday comments, followed by a clip from a speech Cruz gave on Friday in Austin. Cruz said that government regulation “calcifies everything.”
“The innovation is happening without having to go to government regulators and say, ‘Mother, may I?'” he said, arguing that net neutrality would inhibit innovation.
Cruz’s communications director, Amanda Carpenter, promoted the video as a net neutrality explainer.
Net Neutrality in 2 minutes https://t.co/oroCDQYsKD
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) November 17, 2014
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