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January 8, 2022

GOP Goes After ‘Big Tech’ Following Greene’s Twitter Ban

After Twitter banned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)’s personal account, Republicans are bolstering their attacks against “Big Tech” and social media giants.

Former President Donald Trump issued a scathing statement, saying the platform was “a disgrace to democracy.”

“They shouldn’t be allowed to do business in this Country,” Trump said. “Marjorie Taylor Greene has a huge constituency of honest, patriotic, hard-working people. They don’t deserve what’s happened to them on places like low-life Twitter and Facebook.”

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) addressed the situation, vowing that the GOP will hold the social media giant “accountable,” should they win back the House in the 2022 midterm elections.

Twitter banned Trump a year ago, but experts say Greene’s ban sets a “more far-reaching precedent,” since Trump’s ban came as he was about to leave office.

“The fact that Twitter cut her off, despite being an elected official, is a substantial change in the broad latitude that elected officials have had in the past,” said Darrell West, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Technology Innovation.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) also criticized the company’s decision to permanently suspend a “sitting member of Congress.”

“It is clear any speech that does not fit Big Tech’s orthodoxy gets muzzled. America is poorer for that conduct,” McCarthy said in a statement.

Twitter’s action against Greene is fueling accusations from the GOP that “Big Tech” has an anti-conservative bias.

McCarthy said he directed “relevant committees and task forces to continue their work in getting answers — voluntarily or through rigorous congressional oversight — from Twitter and other Big Tech companies surrounding their decision to silence certain Americans and to hold these companies accountable.”

“House Republicans will be ready to take action that protects Americans when they express their constitutionally safeguarded views, just like we have laws on the books today that prohibit discrimination by corporations in many other contexts,” he said. 


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Twitter’s Marjorie Taylor Greene ban fuels GOP attacks on ‘Big Tech’

December 9, 2021

Dems Move to Strip Boebert of Committee Assignments Over ‘Jihad Squad’ Comments

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) introduced a resolution to condemn Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for her “Islamaphobia” that would include removing her from her current committee assignments.

Pressley is a member of the so-called Squad of far-left lawmakers that includes Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who Boebert recently referred to as a member of the “Jihad squad.”

“For a Member of Congress to repeatedly use hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric and Islamophobic tropes towards a Muslim colleague is dangerous. It has no place in our society and it diminishes the honor of the institution we serve in,” Pressley said. 

“Without meaningful accountability for that Member’s actions, we risk normalizing this behavior and endangering the lives of our Muslim colleagues, Muslim staffers and every Muslim who calls America home. The House must unequivocally condemn this incendiary rhetoric and immediately pass this resolution. How we respond in moments like these will have lasting impacts, and history will remember us for it,” she added.

So far, twelve lawmakers have co-sponsored the resolution, including Squad members Reps. Cori Bush (D-MO), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

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Progressives Push U.S. House Leaders to Punish Republican Boebert

December 9, 2021

AOC Blasts Republicans’ Gun-Wielding Holiday Photos

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) blasted Republican lawmakers for posting holiday photos wherein they pose with guns.

Ocasio-Cortez singled out far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who posted a picture of her family holding rifles in front of a Christmas tree.

“Tell me again where Christ said ‘use the commemoration of my birth to flex violent weapons for personal political gain’?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

“Lol @ all the years Republicans spent on cultural hysteria of society ‘erasing Christmas and it’s [sic] meaning’ when they’re doing that fine all on their own.”

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) was recently criticized after posting a similar photo of his family holding rifles in front of a Christmas tree days after the school shooting in Oxford, Michigan.

“Merry Christmas! PS: Santa, please bring ammo,” Massie wrote.

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AOC speaks out against Republicans’ gun-wielding Christmas photos

December 1, 2021

Namecalling Continues in Greene’s Latest Squabble: ‘Bats—t Crazy’

Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) exchanged insults on Tuesday, with the pair hurling names like “trash” and “bats—t crazy.”

After Mace criticized Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for an anti-Muslim remark about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Greene blasted her on Twitter.

“[Mace] is the trash in the GOP Conference,” Greene wrote. “Never attacked by Democrats or RINO’s (same thing) because she is not conservative, she’s pro-abort.” RINO is an acronym for “Republican in name only.”

“Mace you can back up off of [Boebert] or just go hang with your real gal pals, the Jihad Squad. Your out of your league,” she added.

Mace replied within minutes, starting her Tweet by correcting Greene’s spelling.

“And, while I’m correcting you, I’m a pro-life fiscal conservative who was attacked by the Left all weekend (as I often am) as I defied China while in Taiwan,” Mace wrote. “What I’m not is a religious bigot (or racist). You might want to try that over there in your little ‘league.'”

About an hour later, Mace posted another response to Greene’s insult. She quote-tweeted Greene’s initial post with a caption indicating the lawmaker’s words were an example of “bats—t crazy,” utilizing the bat, poop, and clown emojis.

When asked about the feud between Mace and Greene, Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, appeared to try to divert attention away from the social media spat.

“We are unified on the issues that matter to the American people, on making sure that we’re reining in our spending, to tackle inflation, on investing in border security. The issues that people care about are not the Twitter infighting. They care about issues that impact their daily lives. And that’s what Republicans are focused on,” Stefanik said.

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Mace fires back at Greene: ‘Bat—- crazy’

November 30, 2021

Boebert Reaches Out to Omar, Escalates Feud

The feud between Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) escalated after Boebert reached out to Omar on Monday in an attempt to bridge the gap following incendiary remarks she’d made suggesting Omar was a terrorist.

Boebert became the center of left-wing ire after a video surfaced of her suggesting that Omar, a Muslim, could be a suicide bomber.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said that he spoke with Boebert on Friday, and she apologized for her comments. He also said in a statement that he contacted House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for help coordinating a conversation between Omar and Boebert “so that Congress can get back to talking to each other and working on the challenges facing the American people.”

The incendiary video

The tension between Boebert and Omar boiled over after a video surfaced over Thanksgiving weekend of the far-right freshman lawmaker saying she and a staffer were getting on a Capitol elevator when she saw a Capitol Police officer running toward them.

She then turned and saw Omar standing nearby. “I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine,'” Boebert said. “And I said, ‘Oh, look. The ‘jihad squad’ decided to show up for work today.'”

Boebert issued an apology on Friday “to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep. Omar.” Boebert also reached out to Omar’s office to speak with her directly.

But any effort to patch things up quickly soured when Boebert and Omar finally connected over the phone on Monday.

The ill-fated phone call

While Omar has said that the elevator encounter didn’t happen, the pair’s accounts of Monday’s phone call don’t differ too much. Both agree that the call ended with Omar abruptly hanging up on Boebert, and both came away equally aggravated.

Omar said the apology was inadequate, and Boebert said Omar and the Democrats were being too sensitive.

“Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Representative Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments,” Omar said in a statement. “She instead doubled down on her rhetoric, and I decided to end the unproductive call.”

According to Ben Stout, Boebert’s press secretary, Boebert told Omar she was a “strong Christian woman.” She said she should have attacked Omar on their dissenting political views, not on her religion. Boebert said she shouldn’t have told the elevator story and shouldn’t have called her a member of the “jihad squad.”

At that point, Omar demanded a public apology.

“I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, antisemitic, anti-police rhetoric,” Boebert said in an Instagram video. “She continued to press, and I continued to press back.”

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Boebert Reaches Out to Omar After Incendiary Video, Escalating a Feud

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