Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene, a feisty freshman Republican congressman from Georgia, is not taking her Twitter ban lying down, and has issued a call to action.
Greene is now urging all conservatives and Republicans to forsake legacy major tech platforms in favor of developing companies that do not block them systematically.
“Twitter and the Silicon Valley Cartel have declared war on Republicans,” the Georgia representative wrote to Instagram. “We can make Twitter powerless when we all decide to leave.”
Greene reaffirmed the demand in a subsequent interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, stating that Republicans are punished unfairly on Twitter while also pointing out that the platform’s standards are inconsistent.
“We don’t have control right now, so Congress, and Republicans in Congress, can do nothing for the American people who have been silenced,” Greene told Carlson.
“But when a private company, that is not elected by anyone in this country, declares war on a sitting member of Congress and a sitting president, who happen to both be from the Republican Party, it’s up to our leadership and it’s up to our conference to do something about it,” she added.
“I’m encouraging my entire conference, as a matter of fact I’m asking all of them to leave Twitter,” the representative announced, “Because Twitter has declared war on our party. And what are we going to do, just sit there and go, oh, we’re gonna wait until we get the majority back, and then we’re gonna have investigations, and then when we get full control, are we gonna pass laws to stop this? Nothing was done in the past; nothing was done now.”
“What everyone needs to do is do what I did: I went to GETTR, I went to Gab, I went to Telegram,” Greene said. “I think everyone should leave, and I’m asking my entire conference to do it, because, ya know what, you don’t keep eating bad food at a restaurant that keeps serving it to you, you get up and leave and you go somewhere else where you’re treated well.”
On GETTR, the Georgia lawmaker repeated her call.
“The truth is under attack and so are our Republican Conservative values,” she wrpte, according to Newsweek. “Twitter has censored millions of Conservative Americans for too long now without any restraint.”
“Twitter is a danger to us all by deeming itself the judge of speech on its platform,” Greene added. “It’s time to end their abuse of power they were never given. Leave Twitter NOW!!!”
Her call comes after Twitter banned her personal account for allegedly spreading COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ on a number of occasions.
“We permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a statement. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
She pushed back after Twitter suspended her, issued a political threat that once the GOP regains control of Congress, the platform could face regulatory action.
“Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out Black Lives Matter terrorists on Twitter, CNN and the rest of the Democrat Propaganda Media can spread Russia collusion lies, and just yesterday the Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani, but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics,” she noted on Telegram.
“Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” she continued. “That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies. They can’t successfully complete a Communist revolution when people tell the truth.”
“Social media platforms can’t stop the truth from being spread far and wide. Big Tech can’t stop the truth. Communist Democrats can’t stop the truth. I stand with the truth and the people. We will overcome!” she added.