Marjorie Taylor Greene demanded that Elon Musk restore her official congressional Twitter account after it was suspended for sharing a poster for an event that encouraged violence.
The event appears to have been promoted by Our Rights DC, a group that has a little more than 1,000 followers on Twitter, according to The Hill. “The Trans Day of Vengeance event about which Greene shared information is a spin on Trans Day of Visibility, which takes place on March 31 every year, and is being planned by Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN), a new trans-led nationwide activist movement,” according to the LGBTQ+ rights outlet Them. TRAN disavowed the event, stressing that “we don’t encourage violence.”
After Twitter removed more than 5,000 tweets that shared the event, Marge tweeted it again, baselessly calling for an investigation of the event she claimed was being organized by Antifa.
Twitter spelled it out for Marge.
“There is no impact to users for having tweeted it unless it is reposted after removal or was posted with additional calls for violence/ wishes of harm.”
Following the mass shooting in Nashville that left six dead at a Christian school, MTG and other conservatives piled on with anti-trans rhetoric.
“She should be looking into a mirror as to why she’s defending and posing with the same weapons that are being used to kill children, teachers and educators,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said of Marge’s “absolutely disgusting” comments.
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, said “the list of what gun extremists have blamed for mass shootings keeps growing: violent video games, mental health, not enough doors, too many doors, and now gender identity.”
“Every study available shows that transgender and non-binary people are much more likely to be victims of violence, rather than the perpetrator of it,” the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement following the shooting. “Regardless of the reason for this shooting, the use of violence is reprehensible and we renew our call for common-sense gun safety.”