Mitch McConnell's campaign was just suspended from Twitter
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate campaign was just thrown in Twitter jail after sharing a video of a profanity-laced protest outside of his Kentucky home.
The campaign Twitter account, Team Mitch, has been locked out. As of this writing, it's unclear when or if the account will be restored.
"This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell. This is a problem with the speech police in America today," McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden told the Courier Journal. "The Lexington Herald-Leader can attack Mitch with cartoon tombstones of his opponents. But we can’t mock it.
"Twitter will allow the words of “Massacre Mitch” to trend nationally on their platform, but locks our account for posting actual threats against us," Golden added. "We appealed and Twitter stood by their decision, saying our account will remain locked until we delete the video."
Thoughts and prayers, McConnell.
McConnell or his team didn't seem to care too much when a bunch of his younger, white male supporters all sporting the Team Mitch t-shirt, appeared in a photograph appearing to assault a cardboard cutcout of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
"Hey, Senate Majority Leader - these young men look like they work for you," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Monday. "Just wanted to clarify: are you paying for young men to practice groping & choking members of Congress w/ your payroll, or is this just the standard culture of Team Mitch? Thanks."
McConnell's campaign manager, Kevin Golden, instead thought he'd attack Democrats for how they responded to the group of high schoolers.
"We've watched for years as the far-left and the media look for every possible way to demonize, stereotype, and publicly castigate every young person who dares to get involved with Republican politics," the statement read. "These young men are not campaign staff, they're high schoolers and it's incredible that the national media has sought to once again paint a target on their backs rather than report real, and significant news in our country. Team Mitch in no way condones any aggressive, suggestive, or demeaning act toward life sized cardboard cut outs of any gender in a manner similar to what we saw from President Obama's speechwriting staff several years ago."