Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign blasted Twitter on Thursday after their account was locked for sharing a video of protesters making threats against McConnell outside his home. A Twitter spokesperson said: “The users were temporarily locked out of their accounts for a Tweet that violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety.”
The McConnell campaign Twitter page on Tuesday posted a video showing protesters outside the Kentucky senator’s home. The video included Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm cursing and stating that she wished the GOP leader had “broken his little, raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck” instead of injuring his shoulder last weekend. The video, which was originally posted by Helm, has since been removed from Twitter.
McConnell’s campaign manager Kevin Golden attacked Twitter’s decision, saying: “Twitter will allow the words ‘Massacre Mitch’ to trend nationally on their platform. But locks our account for posting actual threats against us. We appealed and Twitter stood by their decision, saying our account will remain locked until we delete the video.”
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