Twitter suspends account that threatened Meghan McCain with sick memorial service image

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 31: Meghan McCain, daughter of late US Senator John McCain, hits her father in the casket during ceremonies in honor of the late U.S. Senator John McCain in the rotunda of the U. S. Capitol, on August 31, 2018 in Washington, DC. The late senator died 25 August at the age of 81 after a long battle against brain cancer. He will lie in state at the U. S. Capitol Friday, a rare honour bestowed only 31 people in the past 166 years. Sen. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U. S. Naval Academy on Sunday. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images)

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Twitter has suspended an account that posted that is a sick picture threatening Meghan McCain during the ongoing memorial service for her late father, Sen. John McCain.

A Twitter user posted a picture of Meghan McCain grief over her father in the chest in the Arizona Capitol with a photoshopped gun pointing at her. The tweet led to outrage and McCain’s man Ben Domenech hit Twitter and the CEO Jack Dorsey about the social media giant’s response to the horrible news.

“Twitter finally suspended the account, this morning,” Domenech wrote in a tweet that has since been removed. “No one should have to make a ruckus or highlight this kind of things in public to get their attention.”

In the early hours of Friday, Domenech tweeted that the image had “for a half-day,” and had reported more than 100 times.

In its rules, Twitter says that it will not tolerate violent threats, and glorification of violence.

Tributes are pouring in for John McCain since he lost his battle with cancer on Aug. 25. He was 81 years old.

Memorial service for the Vietnam war hero and longtime senator from Arizona were being held in Phoenix earlier this week. His coffin was on to the Capitol building Friday, where the end of the senator is on the state under the Roundabout, take the majestic dome.

A funeral service will be held for McCain in the Washington National Cathedral Saturday, and he will be interred in the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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