Twitter locks Marjorie Taylor Greene out of her account — again

By | March 19, 2021

Twitter locked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene out of her Twitter account temporarily on Friday morning, her office said in a statement.

The controversial congresswoman’s office confirmed that Twitter locked her out of her personal account early Friday morning for 12 hours without any details of what rules she “alleged[ly]” violated. A Twitter spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment on why Green’s account was suspended.

“This is yet another attempt by the Silicon Valley Cartel to silence voices that speak out against their far-left woke orthodoxy,” a statement from her office said.

Greene was also locked out of Twitter for 12 hours in wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection after she baselessly claimed in a tweet the results of the presidential election in Georgia were “stolen.” That meant she couldn’t tweet but remained able to send direct messages and view her feed. A Twitter spokesperson said at the time that she was temporarily locked out for violating Twitter’s policies surrounding election misinformation.

A Facebook spokesperson said in September that the company also removed a photo of Greene with a gun next to photos of progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) calling on people to “go on the offense against these socialists.”

The move Friday by Twitter comes after Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) tweeted Friday that he has introduced a measure to kick Greene out of Congress over the Georgia Republican’s previous calls for violence against Democrats.

“I believe some of my @HouseGOP colleagues — and one in particular — wish harm upon this legislative body,” Gomez wrote in the tweet. “I won’t watch @RepMTG threaten our democracy and do nothing.”

A two-thirds vote would be needed to expel Greene, making it all but certain that Gomez’s effort will fail.

The House already removed Greene from committee assignments in early February after her racist and anti-Semitic comments and social media posts came into the spotlight. She had also previously aligned herself with the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory and repeatedly touted former President Donald Trump’s false election fraud claims.