Twitter Suspends Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Account After Tweeting Video Of Protesters Threatening Him

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(CBS) Twitter has suspended Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign account Thursday after posting a video showing threats against the long-time Kentucky Republican. McConnell’s campaign spokesperson, Kevin Golden, called out the social platform for its decision in a statement to CBS News. The Republican Party, Trump campaign and other GOP organizations are halting their Twitter spending in response.

The post featured a video, according to The Courier Journal, showing protesters outside McConnell’s home in Louisville who were shouting profanities directed him. The social media company hid the tweet by “Team Mitch” and linked it to its general guidelines and policies page with a message saying it’s “no longer available.” According to Twitter, the account is required to remove the post because it violated its rules before unlocking it.



Fox News:

A group of protesters supporting gun control gathered outside the home of Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. where one expressed that someone should “stab the motherf—er in the heart.”

The protest took place on Sunday night in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. McConnell is currently recovering from a fall he had over the weekend, leaving him with a fractured shoulder.




Approximately 25 demonstrators stood on the sidewalk near McConnell’s Louisville home, shouting “No Trump, no KKK, no Fascist USA!” while others called him names like “Murder Turtle” and made loud noises by banging objects and dragging a shovel back and forth on the ground as a group of security personnel stood between the protestors and the home, WLKY reported.

“The b—- is home — we keep seeing the lights go on and off,” another protester can be heard shouting. “This h– really thought he was going to get ready to be at home after he hurt his little punk ass shoulder. B—-, don’t nobody give a f—! F–k your thoughts and prayers, Mitch. F— you, f— your wife, f— everything you stand for. ”

Here are a few clips from the protest (Some may have been removed by Twitter):




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