Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s congressional Twitter feed suspended over anti-trans tweets
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s official congressional Twitter feed was briefly suspended over tweets denouncing a planned rally supporting transgender rights outside the Supreme Court.
The right-wing firebrand said Wednesday the social media giant disabled the account for several hours and blocked access to tweets about the so-called “Trans Day of Vengeance” rally that is planned for Saturday.
“My official Twitter account was temporarily suspended for warning about (the rally),” Greene tweeted.
The lawmaker accused the leftist Antifa of being behind the rally even though the organizing Trans Radical Activist Network makes no mention of that on its web site.
A Twitter official said Greene’s tweets and account were targeted because the site considered them to be promoting the rally, not deriding it.
“We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them,” said Ella Irwin, a Twitter vice president. “‘Vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest.”
Greene is an outspoken critic of LGBTQ rights and backs laws prohibiting minors from undergoing gender-affirming care even with their parents’ support.
She branded Nashville shooter Audrey Hale as a “trans mass shooter.”
Hale, who killed three children and three adult staffers at The Covenant School, was a former student at the private Christian elementary school and reportedly preferred to use male pronouns.
Police have not identified Hale’s gender identity or anything else as a motive, although they note the shooter was undergoing medical treatment for mental issues.
“There’s still no acknowledgment of the innocent Christians that were slaughtered,” Greene said, apparently shrugging off the wall-to-wall national TV coverage of the tragedy.
Without offering any statistics, Greene also tweeted that more minors have identified themselves as transgender in recent years, a trend she cryptically linked to COVID-19 school closures.
“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in trans identifying children, which is something that was not normal nor common many years before this,” she tweeted. “I think that’s completely devastating.”
LGBTQ activists say they are dealing with a nationwide wave of hatred. Many Republican states are racing to enact new laws restricting care for transgender people and seeking to limit anti-discrimination protections.
“The Time is Now. The Trans/Non-Binary/Gender Non-Conforming/Intersex communities are facing astronomical amounts of hate from the world,” the Trans Radical Activist Network says on its website, on which it promotes the April 1 rally.
The group describes itself as “a network of unapologetic activists fighting for Queer Liberation.”