In the wake of the riot at the Capitol, the landscape of social media has changed in a massive way, with numerous politicians and high-profile conservatives being suspended and banned like never before.
According to the Washington Examiner, the latest Republican politician to be locked out of her Twitter account is newly-minted Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. The Georgia Republican was suspended after she wrote a tweet that accused her state’s GOP leaders of failing to “fix” the election process, leading both incumbent Republicans in the Senate to lose in their recent runoff races.
Greene joins President Donald Trump and a growing list of Republicans who have experienced some level of censorship on Twitter and other social media platforms in the wake of the 2020 election.
According to the Examiner, Greene — who has been a prolific tweeter in her defense of Trump, echoing his claims that the presidential election was stolen or rigged in President-elect Joe Biden’s favor — was suspended from using her Twitter account for 12 hours after placing blame on the Republican leaders of Georgia.
“The 1-5 disaster in Georgia lays solely in the hands of state leadership who failed voters in our state,” Greene tweeted Sunday. “@GaSecofState and @GabrielSterling were begged by Republicans to fix our elections. They did nothing. They are to blame, not me, not @realDonaldTrump, not @CollinsforGA.”
Trump has argued that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger didn’t do enough to clean up alleged widespread fraud that he claims occurred in the state in the lead-up to and after the 2020 election.
Twitter slapped a warning label on Greene’s last post, claiming her tweet “violated Twitter rules.” According to Twitter, Greene will only have limited use of the account for a period of 12 hours.
Thousands of Greene’s supporters expressed outrage at her temporary suspension, including a number of high-profile conservative commentators. Greene wasn’t silent on the matter, either, issuing a statement after her suspension.
“Americans’ rights are being stripped and they aren’t being heard by the people they elected to represent them. And with Big Tech silencing them, they literally can’t be heard. The censorship has got to stop,” Greene said.
According to WGNTV, the GOP lawmaker made headlines last week after she said she would draw up articles of impeachment against Biden on the first day of his presidency, citing a charge of “abuse of power.”
“We cannot have a president of the United States that is willing to abuse the power of the office of the presidency and be easily bought off by foreign governments, Chinese energy companies, Ukrainian energy companies,” Greene said in an interview with Newsmax TV.
Given that Democrats still hold a slim margin in the House of Representatives, however, it’s highly unlikely that Greene’s push for impeaching Biden on Day One — or as long as Democrats control the House — will go anywhere.