Twitter temporarily blocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account for posting video taken by violent leftist protesters outside the senator’s home.
While McConnell recuperated from a broken shoulder inside his home, demonstrators outside hurled menacing threats.
One went so far as to say they hope someone “just stab the mother f***er in the heart, please.” [emphasis added]
Twitters considers the censorship necessary because it violates the company’s “violent threats policy.” (Townhall)
“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement. “This is the problem with the speech police in America today.”
McConnell, 77, has been resting at home since tripping on his patio fracturing his shoulder on Sunday — and the Team Mitch account posted images showing him at his residence. In the wake of this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the hashtag “Massacre Mitch” trended on Twitter — and some activists took their case to McConnell’s residence.
In a livestream video of the protest, Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm, standing with other demonstrators outside McConnell’s home, said that he “should have broken his little raggedy, wrinkled-(expletive) neck” rather than fracturing his shoulder.
“Just stab the m—– f—– in the heart,” Helm said, after a fellow demonstrator referenced a McConnell voodoo doll. (FoxNews.com)