McConnell’s Campaign Twitter Account Locked for Posting Video of ‘Violent Threats’ Outside His Home

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had his campaign Twitter account locked after he posted a video of protestors threatening him at his home.

McConnell’s “TeamMitch” account was locked out on Wednesday over a profanity-ridden video of a protest outside his house, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said the tweet violated the site’s “violent threats policy.”

“The user was temporarily locked out of their account for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety,” said Rosborough.

Kevin Golden — McConnell’s re-election campaign manager — told the Courier-Journal that Twitter’s locking of the account illustrated “a problem with the speech police in America today.”

“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.”

The leader of Louisville Black Lives Matter Chanelle Helm was seen in a live video outside the protest on Monday saying that the Senate Majority Leader “should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-[expletive] neck.”

Helm said in a phone interview with the Courier-Journal on Tuesday that she did not regret what she said.

“McConnell doesn’t care about people who actually do break their necks, who need insulin, who need any type of medication, because they want to stop and prevent health care for all,” Helm said. “And that is something that every American out here wants. There’s only a few Americans who don’t want that, and those people are politicians and their cronies.”

Correction [8/8/19, 1:50 p.m. ET]: Previously, this story inaccurately claimed that McConnell’s account was unlocked, when it is still locked by Twitter. We have corrected the error.

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william jackson
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Twitter is an abomination n organization full of Pelosi (BS)

Patti Harrison
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So the leader of the Domestic terrorist group Black Lives Matter makes a violent threat but nothing is done, and Twitter violates the victim! Time for conservatives to find a new voice on a new site that allows freedom of speech! Facebook and Twitter be damned!!!! Mitch should just be out of town when they come calling!!!

Charles
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I guess twitter has joined Facebook in censoring the speech of Conservatives. If a Liberal/Democrat such as Helm had posted the video, it would have been OK. The media and politicians always talk about ‘White Supremacy”, But what about Black Supremacy groups and Muslim Supremacy groups? Do they get a by. It seems the black attackers at McConnell’s home are terrorists, threatening a Senator. Why were there no arrests? Oh, I guess it’s OK to be violent if your Liberal/Democrat or a minority.

Screwtape
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How purposely ironic is Ryan’s choice of “caravan”. Guess what? His fossil-fuel burning vehicles put the lie to any “green” ideals he spouts.

That Twitter censored McConnell for playing video of these antics show Jack’s lies and hypocrisy for what they are. There are specific death threats made against McConnell (specifically his neck).

As I’ve said for years, without double-standards the Left would have none.

Otis
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Is there a double-standard here? Yes.

Millie Tyler
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So the Twits did absolutely nothing about their own trending of the inflammatory hashtag #Massacre Mitch however when a video is Tweeted out of the actual dangerous and threatening events occurring at Mitch’s residence, possibly because of the Twits negligence, well, the Twits don’t want you to see that.

Bonnie Keever
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And they wonder how these mass shootings are being done holy shit

Peter taylor
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Peter taylor

So twitter blocked McConnell account, so did they block the leader of Louisville Black Lives Matter Chanelle Helm account?

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