Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign was suspended from Twitter for posting a video of lunatic protestors threatening violence against him.
A Twitter spokesperson said the @Team_Mitch account was “temporarily locked out of their account for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.”
McConnell’s campaign manager, Kevin Golden, confirmed the account was locked this morning “for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell.” The video featured a clip from a recent protest outside McConnell’s home in Louisville, where participants reportedly donned clothing and held signs that read “Massacre Mitch.”
The campaign appealed the decision but was denied.
“This is a problem with the speech police in America today,” Golden said. “Twitter will allow the words ‘Massacre Mitch’ to trend nationally on their platform. But locks our account for posting actual threats against us.”
The Daily Caller reports: (Politico conveniently leaves out such details out their coverage.)
[Ben Goldey, a congressional staffer who was first to post the video] posted video from the Facebook live feed of Chanelle Helm, a Black Lives Matter activist who joined dozens of other protesters outside of McConnell’s home.
In the video, Helm is heard talking about a shoulder injury McConnell sustained during a fall over the weekend. Another activist mentioned someone may be using a voodoo doll against McConnell.
“Just stab the motherfucker in the heart, please,” Helm said of the hypothetical McConnell voodoo doll. Helms also hoped McConnell would have a stroke, heart attack or break his neck. “One of those heart attacks where they can’t breath, and they’re holding their chest and they fall backwards,” she said. “He’s in there nursing his broken arm. He should have broken his raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck.”
Watch the video Twitter doesn’t want you to see:
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