(FiveNation.com)- Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate GoFundMe, the online crowdfunding platform that refunded almost $10 million in donations intended for the Canadian trucker convoy.
Speaking on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, Cruz said that he had sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking them to open an investigation into the company to see whether they committed “deceptive trade practices.”
“When people gave money, they gave it under the promise it would go to the Freedom Convoy, not to whatever left-wing political ideology GoFundMe and other Silicon Valley companies support,” he said.
Cruz was referencing the fact that the company, before finally deciding to automatically refund every donation, would instead donate to the money to worthy charitable causes instead of to the trucker convoy.
GoFundMe took issue with the fundraiser over the fact that the trucker convoy is protesting COVID-19 vaccination mandates. For weeks, truckers have parked in the streets of Ottawa, honking their horns all times of day and refusing to move until left-wing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ends authoritarian COVID restrictions.
Last Saturday, GoFundMe announced that it would refund the donations but only after a huge online outroar about their decision to appropriate the funds and donate them to left-wing charities. The decision even drew criticism from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who announced that Florida’s attorney general would investigate the decision.
In the interview, Cruz said that the protesters in Canada were heroes and patriots who were marching for everybody’s freedom.
“They’re defending Canada, but they’re defending America as well,” he said.