Twitter suspended Mitch McConnell’s official campaign account for posting a violent video about violent threats made against him. The video featured a leader from Black Lives Matters (BLM) cussing and saying that she had hoped McConnell had “broken his little, raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck ” instead fo fracturing his shoulder.
***Warning: This video contains lots of bad words.
Far-left protester: "We're at McConnell's house. This b*tch think he about to get some rest … F*ck Mitch! … He's in there nursing his little broken arm, he should have broken his little raggedy wrinkled ass neck" pic.twitter.com/jJ5sV4tfxN
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 6, 2019
McConnell’s campaign manager, Kevin Golde told the Courier-Journal,
“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell. This is a problem with the speech police in America today. The Lexington Herald-Leader can attack Mitch with cartoon tombstones of his opponents. But we can’t mock it.
“Twitter will allow the words of “Massacre Mitch” to trend nationally on their platform but locks our account for posting actual threats against us. We appealed and Twitter stood by their decision, saying our account will remain locked until we delete the video.”
In response to McConnell’s “Twitter jail sentence,” national Republican groups said they will no longer spend money to advertise on Twitter.
I have directed the @nrcc to immediately halt all spending with @Twitter until they correct their inexcusable targeting of @Team_Mitch. We will stand firmly with our friends against anti-conservative bias. https://t.co/j2dhIkmWvb
— Parker Hamilton Poling (@parkerpoling) August 8, 2019