QAnon GOP Candidate Threatens Twitter: “We’ll Come After You On Day 1 In Congress”
Marjorie Taylor Greene, who’s running to represent Georgia’s 14th Congressional District in the U.S. House, is known for spreading QAnon conspiracy theories on social media, running a campaign ad in which she threatens protestors with a rifle, and extreme right-wing anti-Muslim rhetoric. On Wednesday, a Twitter executive shared a tweet comparing Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and cited Trump’s support of Greene and Laura Loomer as evidence that he, not Biden, is the candidate connected to bigotry. Now Greene is threatening Twitter….on Twitter.
Tim Miller, political director of Republican Voters Against Trump, tweeted Wednesday to share screenshots of other tweets. These included tweets about Joe Biden condemning anti-Semitism from Linda Sarsour, and an image of President Trump retweeting Marjorie Taylor Greene’s support of Laura Loomer. Loomer, who won her primary Tuesday night, is also known for anti-Mulsim rhetoric, for which she’s actually been banned from Twitter.
Describing his content, Miller asked which candidate it showed as “a puppet for bigots and extremists.”
Tell me more about which candidate is a puppet for bigots and extremists. pic.twitter.com/VTUnjB9dJO
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) August 19, 2020
Lara Cohen, head of Global Partnerships at Twitter, retweeted this without adding any commentary of her own, on her personal account.
Marjorie Taylor Green responded vehemently, with a tweet threatening the social media company for the views and opinions of an employee expressed on a personal account. She said that she had a “message to Twitter,” and that on day 1 in Congress, she and Laura Loomer would come after the company.
My message to twitter: defame us all you want. But you can’t stop us.
We’ll come after you on Day 1 in Congress.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) August 19, 2020
(A screenshot is appended below in case the tweet above is deleted or becomes inaccessible.)
Donald Trump has already threatened this when his own tweets were corrected or covered for inaccurate or violent content. Twitter only recently started holding Trump to the same standards it applies across the board.