Elon Musk spoke to attendees Tuesday at a special Republican retreat hosted by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, multiple outlets reported.
Axios reported that Musk was interviewed by McCarthy in a fireside Q&A chat at his annual donor retreat in Wyoming.
Elon Musk complained during the event about the $11 billion tax bill he spent after selling Tesla stock in 2021, He joked that the IRS didn’t know how to process bills from attendees.
Elon Musk announced he would pay $11 billion in December last year after a dispute with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who accused Musk of freeing everyone else.
During the event, Elon Musk also said that America would benefit if the Democratic Party stayed out of people’s pockets and Republicans out of people’s bedrooms, attendees told Axios.
Elon Musk portrayed himself as a political liberal and said in tweets on Tuesday that he supports the left half of the Republican Party and the right half of the Democratic Party.
Elon Musk announced in May that he plans to vote Republican in the upcoming election cycle after years of voting Democrat, and Elon Musk did not clarify which election he meant.
He announced in June that he had cast his vote for the Republican nominee for the first time by voting for Myra Flores in a special election in Texas’ 34th congressional district, in which Musk was running as the presidential candidate for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.