Shapiro Praises Election Results
The Consumer Electronics Association's president and CEO, Gary Shapiro, reacted very positively to results of Tuesday's midterm elections, in which Republicans captured control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and predicted that the vote will lead to "a more tech-friendly Congress."
"In a word: excellent," began a post signed by Shapiro on the Facebook page of CEA's the Innovation Movement on Thursday. "I am optimistic that the election will change things," he continued. "Americans have spoken in favor of less government spending, and they fired the politicians pushing these massive bills that are costly and not even understood."
Shapiro expressed disappointment in the losses suffered by Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), a longtime CEA partner, and former tech CEOs Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, who lost the senatorial and gubernatorial races in California. But he was delighted that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a former industry executive and CEA chairman, would take on a greater role in the new Congress.