Google sponsored 2018’s CPAC in the hopes of exerting influence over the Republican Party platform on immigration, according to a recording of a company executive.
In a phone recording obtained exclusively by “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Google executive Adam Kovacevich can be heard explaining his agenda.
“Big tech knows a lot about you—in some cases, more than you know about yourself. They certainly know where you go and what you eat, and maybe even know what you think. The only thing it can’t control is what your thoughts are but they are working on that, too,” Carlson began. (RELATED: Google Search Labels Republican Women ‘Enablers’)
He continued, “In a 2018 phone recording obtained exclusively by this show, Adam Kovacevich—he’s Google’s head of U.S. public policy—explains to Google employees why the company was a sponsor for CPAC that year. Google sponsored CPAC, he says, because it wouldn’t let them push the party toward a more open borders agenda. Listen.”
Carlson then aired the alleged clip of Kovacevich:
The Republican Party and I think conservatism in general is also going through a lot of internal debates about what — what it should be, right, what it should be—the sort of position of the party. And I think that’s one that we should be involved in because we, I think, probably want to steer conservatives and Republicans more towards a message of liberty and freedom and away from the more nationalistic incendiary nativist comments and things like that.
As The Daily Caller News Foundation reported in November 2018, Google also contemplated burying conservative outlets in the company’s search engine in response to President Donald Trump winning the election.