Newly-elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, an ardent supporter of President Trump’s bid to expose voter and ballot fraud, has been punished by Twitter for blaming the defeat of two Georgia senators on state leaders for failing to “fix our elections.”
Twitter suspended key provisions of her Twitter account because, they said, she “violated” unexplained rules.
“While in this state, you can still browse Twitter, but you’re limited to only sending direct messages to your followers — no tweets, retweets, or likes,” said the social media platform that has been censoring conservatives and others tweeting about problems with elections.
The 1/5 disaster in Georgia lays solely in the hands of state leadership who failed voters in our state.@GaSecofState and @GabrielSterling were begged by Republicans to fix our elections.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 17, 2021
They did nothing.
They are to blame, not me, not @realDonaldTrump, not @CollinsforGA. pic.twitter.com/YYuEujDBIB
The suspension is for 12 hours.
It came after she tweeted: “The 1-5 disaster in Georgia lays solely in the hands of state leadership who failed voters in our state. @GaSecofState and @GabrielSterling were begged by Republicans to fix our elections. They did nothing. They are to blame, not me, not @realDonaldTrump, not @CollinsforGA.”
Some Republicans have blamed Trump’s questioning of the election process as a reason Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue lost in the Jan. 5 special election.
Greene has been cheering on Trump’s claims that the election was rigged to make him lose and she is now leading the pre-Inauguration effort to call for impeaching Joe Biden over claims of “abuse of power” while vice president.
In a statement she said, “The borderline monopolistic stranglehold a few Big Tech companies have on the American political discourse is out of control. If a conservative dares to utter a political opinion that is deemed unapproved by the internet police they are now subject to false accusations of ‘inciting violence’ simply for having an conservative view.”
She called on Congress to act to protect free speech on social media platforms.
Greene added, “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.”