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Millions are flocking to Clubhouse, politicians included

Politicians are finding a use in what could be the next big thing in social media.
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Posted at 11:03 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 23:06:50-05

(WXMI) — It’s one part conference call, one part chat room and one part live podcast. Millions of people are now flocking to the invite-only, audio-centric social media app, Clubhouse.

From trendy teens, to influential entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, it’s a place where people can share interests, converse and network.

For politicians, it’s becoming an effective platform to get their ideas out, canvass and even answer questions from constituents.

A simple search on the app will show you several prominent politicians have accounts, including state legislators and Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist. Former Michigan Congressman Justin Amash spoke to a group about his time in office on the app earlier this month.

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois was joined by U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Michigan for a Clubhouse call about the current state of American politics and the GOP.

Two hundred people tuned-in and asked questions as the two lawmakers discussed being two of 10 House Republicans to vote impeach former President Donald Trump. A candid hour-long conversation from the congressmen who say fear is driving much of the political world today.

“Just talking about what is courage and truth in politics, what does it mean, why is it missing and why is this a new way forward. It’s the first in a number of series of conversations that need to happen, not just for Republicans but for everybody,” Kinzinger said.

This app could continue being a platform for politicians to have those conversations, it’s just going to take an invite for you to tune in.