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Protester calls to McConnell ‘in the heart’; reaction and analysis on ‘the Five.’
Twitter blocked accounts include Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell re-election campaign, and several prominent conservative Monday, after they posted videos of left-wing protesters gathered outside McConnell’s Kentucky home — to break with one demonstrator calling for someone to stab McConnell “in the heart” and for McConnell to be “raggedy” neck.
The result prompted the McConnell campaign, known as “Team Mitch,” slam Twitter for political bias, say, the social media platform was effectively the fault of the victim. Meanwhile, observers pointed out, democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro remains active on Twitter, even after Trump released the names of San Antonio residents who have donated to.
“This morning, Twitter suspended our account for posting the video and the real world, violent threats against Mitch McConnell,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden in a statement. “This is the problem with police in America today.”
Golden Fort: “The Lexington-Herald Mitch with a cartoon grave stones, his opponent can attack. But we can’t mock it. Twitter will allow, the words “massacre Mitch’ trend nationally on their platform. But locked our account for posting of actual threats against us. We had to say and Twitter were to their decision, our account will remain locked until we delete the video.”
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McConnell, 77, was resting at home, since tripping show on its terrace fracturing his shoulder on Sunday — and the Team Mitch account set pictures of him in his apartment. In the Wake of this weekend’s deadly mass Paso, Texas, shootings in El, and Dayton, Ohio, the hashtag “massacre ” Mitch” tend to be on Twitter-and some activists took their case to McConnell’s residence.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Addresses the audience gathered at the Fancy Farm picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., over the weekend. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
In a livestream video of the protest, Black matter, Louisville leader Lives Chanelle helm, standing with other protesters in front of McConnell’s home, said that he “should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-(expletive) throat” rather than fracturing his shoulder.
“Only the m—– f – – pierce, – – – in the heart,” Helm said, according to a fellow demonstrator on a McConnell voodoo doll.
Helm said the Louisville Courier-Journal in an interview on Wednesday that she had no regrets.
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“McConnell does not care about people who actually do break their necks, the insulin, the necessity of any kind of drugs, because they do not want to stop, and prevent health care for all” – said helmet need. “And this is something that every American wants to here. There are few Americans who do not want, and the people are the politicians and their cronies.”
Late in the evening on Wednesday, the Team Mitch, the offending tweet with the video had to be deleted. Twitter’s policy account, which is against their rules to certain problematic content, is to require the account owner to delete offensive tweets, in order for your access to be restored, unless the behavior is so strong that it warrants an immediate suspension.
CNN’s Brian Stelter criticized McConnell for offering prayers after the recent mass shootings.
His last tweet, made late Tuesday, Team Mitch called, the threats, the outside McConnell’s home “serious calls to physical violence” and law enforcement language was authorities have been notified.
Twitter declined to provide an on-the-record comment. Since the Videos contain an explicit call to violence, and took a few steps away from McConnell’s residence, it violates the Twitter, apparently, is rules for all, to publish the video-including McConnell and his followers.
But another Twitter-user who posted the video, Daily Wire Ryan Saavedra, said Twitter simply do not want the “Left pure hatred exposed, because it damages the narrative that many on Twitter.”
To say “by suspending me for the truth, is to make Twitter it clear that they seek to control the media and leave only the content on your platform, that does not expose evil, projection, and hypocrisy of the political Left,” said Saavedra. “Don’t be surprised if you ban permanently for me.”
Saavedra added: “the suspension of McConnell’s re-election campaign for the detection of the violent rhetoric is aimed at McConnell, the allowed, to stir up on Twitter for days, Twitter’s help to interfere in the elections in 2020, in a way, the Democrats and hurt the Republicans.”
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Capitol Hill communications director Ben Goldey said that he had also been locked out of Twitter.
“My account was temporarily suspended after posting a video of the far-left activists, threats to Senator McConnell chanting of murder,” Goldey wrote on Twitter. “In the meantime, @Castro4Congress tweet, targeting his own constituents by name, and the employer is still on top and not against the Twitter rules.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, poses the blame McConnell for the ‘Team Mitch’ employees with a cardboard cutout of her. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Former McConnell aide and political commentator Scott Jennings as the situation is inexplicable.
“Mitch McConnell has the people on his yard threatening to “stab the motherf******” in the heart” & @twitter MCCONNELL of the platform is suspended,” Jennings wrote on Twitter. “This nation needs to heal and remove this platform, voices from the conversation, who can help to find solutions. Absolute Garbage.”
On Tuesday, McConnell campaign accused the New York Democratic Republic of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez foster, the threats against the senator and “trying to dox some of the minor children” after they blew up a group of McConnell-support of young, who took a controversial photo with a cardboard cutout of her during a recent Kentucky political event.
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“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and liberal Twitter personalities trying to dox some of the minor children, tweeted a photo with a cutout on the Fancy Farm political picnic, and fired thousands of accounts to call for Senator McConnell to ‘break your neck,'” Team Mitch.
In a tweet Monday, Ocasio-Cortez is not explicitly calling, harassment or threats, but they prompted a wave of negative reactions on the guys, if you suspected that your gestures — “groping” and “suffocate” the cut-out, as she claims — represented the “culture” of the McConnell campaign.
According to Ocasio-Cortez, tweet, McConnell campaign responded by not distancing itself from the photo, it is made clear that the guys were employees of the campaign. “Team Mitch in any way, do not use aggressive, suggestive, or demeaning toward the behavior, the life-sized cardboard cut-outs of each gender will not tolerate,” campaign spokesman Kevin Golden said, according to the New York Post.
Golden added: “These young men are not on the campaign staff, they are top students, and it is unbelievable that the national media has sought to return to a target on the back rather than report real and important news in our country to paint.”
McConnell campaign appeared to downplay the photo by comparing it with that of a former aide to President Obama took after his election in 2008. The photo, published at the end of the year, 2008, showed Obama’s speech writer Jon Favreau to appear under a cardboard cut-out of Hillary Clinton, then Obama’s choice for secretary of state.
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The situation quickly spiraled. The Daily Beast published a tweet claiming that McConnel’s campaign is “essentially” said Ocasio-Cortez, that “boys will be boys” prompted — Ocasio-Cortez, and later, Newsweek, falsely implies that the McConnell campaign had, in fact, used this expression.
“Like a lie, it is washed,” wrote the Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy.