AUSTIN  When Elon Musk announced his bid to acquire Twitter, he stated in his own words, “I believe in its potential to be a platform for free speech around the globe, and I believe free speech is an imperative for a functioning democracy.” The Texas Young Republicans released the following statement regarding Twitter’s acceptance of the $44 billion dollar offer by Musk to take over the platform.

“The Texas Young  Republican Federation overwhelmingly supports the right to free speech and public discourse,” said Peyton LaBauve, Texas Young Republican Federation Policy Director. “We support the right of every person, no matter their beliefs, to engage in dialogue, and entities like Twitter which claim to be ‘the public square,’ should be held to the standard.”

“Texas Young Republicans welcome a free market solution to censorship and are encouraged by this move by Mr. Musk which we hope will affect change and serve as an example to others around the world.” LaBauve continued. “We appreciate his decisive leadership on this issue and commitment to free speech, the foundation of western society and democracy.”


The Texas Young Republicans are the young professionals of the Republican party, charged with electing Republican candidates throughout the great state of Texas, and dedicated to preparing the next generation of conservatives leaders. We are an official Republican Party of Texas auxiliary focused on Republicans ages 18-40. We have over 2,200 active members, 35 chapters across the state, 40 elected members, and over 1.2 million annual voter contacts, and we are growing. For information about the Federation, visit


Media Contact: Texas YR Communications Director Genevieve Carter, 281-643-0069,