Twitter suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s congressional account on Tuesday over her tweets about a planned “Trans Day of Vengeance.”
Transgender activists have been planning a “Day of Vengeance” in Washington, D.C., for March 31-April 2, by The Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN).
“Like the Stonewall Riots the gays and lesbians were experiencing what the trans community is facing now. This cycle of hate needs to end in fact it must. Allies, siblings we need you now more than ever. ‘I was a radical revolutionist. I still am a revolutionist…I am glad I was in the Stonewall Riot. I remember when someone threw a Molotov cocktail, I thought, ‘My god, the revolution is here. The revolution is finally here?” the group’s website states.
The event was planned and heavily promoted before a transgender shooter killed three nine-year-old children and three staff members at a Christian school in Nashville on Monday.
In response, Greene tweeted her concerns about hormone treatments for people who say they are transgender.
“How much hormones like testosterone and medications for mental illness was the transgender Nashville school shooter taking,” the Georgia Republican tweeted. “Everyone can stop blaming guns now.”
The tweets gained national media coverage as activists and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez panned them as “transphobic.”
“It’s absolutely disgusting and she should be looking into a mirror as to why she’s defending and posing with the same weapons that are being used to kill children, teachers & educators,” AOC told The Independent.
Greene defended her tweet in a comment to the paper.
“It’s not about their identity,” she said. “It’s the questions or this is what kind of hormones are they on? What kind of medications are they taking for mental illness? What is causing this aggression in this biological female who identifies as a male for them to go in and murder children?”
The following day, Tuesday, Greene’s account was briefly suspended — and she was forced to delete tweets about the Trans Day of Vengeance.
After returning to the platform, Greene tweeted screenshots of the offending tweets and asked Musk, “how is it ‘violent speech’ to expose the ‘Trans Day of Vengence’ a day after a mass murder committed by a transgender shooter? And to call on the DOJ to investigate it?”
After 3000 RTs of this tweet, my account was suspended AGAIN.
Why is Twitter whitewashing the “Trans Day of Vengeance,” @elonmusk? A day after a mass murder of children by a trans shooter?
The people need to know about the threat they face from Antifa & trans-terrorism!!!… pic.twitter.com/Vu1zct1JdS
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 28, 2023
That tweet prompted a second suspension, and she was again forced to delete the tweet to Musk to regain access to her account.
Twitter said that they were removing all promotion of the “Day of Vengeance” as it is not implying a “peaceful protest.”
Correct. We had to automatically sweep our platform and remove >5000 tweets /retweets of this poster. We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them. “Vengeance” does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok
— Ella Irwin (@ellagirwin) March 28, 2023
“We had to automatically sweep our platform and remove >5000 tweets /retweets of this poster,” Ella G. Irwin, vice president of trust and safety at Twitter, posted Tuesday. “We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them. ‘Vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok.”
Redstate’s Editor-at-Large, Ben Kew, was also locked out of his account for posting the image.
Twitter locked my account for reposting an image shared by trans activists promising a “TRANS DAY OF VENGEANCE” and questioning what they mean by a trans “genocide.”
Are we not allowed to call out the dangerous rhetoric of trans activists? @ellagirwin @elonmusk @TwitterSafety pic.twitter.com/hXEGqKIFIE
— Ben Kew 🏌️♂️ (@ben_kew) March 28, 2023
The congresswoman is no stranger to being censored on social media.
After purchasing the platform, Elon Musk reinstated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal Twitter account in November. It had been banned in January for posting Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The platform, at the time, claimed it was Greene’s fifth “strike” for spreading “COVID-19 misinformation.”
I’m the only Member of Congress the unelected big tech oligarchs permanently banned.
On January 2, 2022, they violated my freedom of speech and ability to campaign & fundraise crying “covid misinformation.”
My account is back.
Go follow @mtgreenee for MTG unfiltered 😉
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) November 21, 2022
“I’m the only Member of Congress the unelected big tech oligarchs permanently banned. On January 2, 2022, they violated my freedom of speech and ability to campaign & fundraise crying ‘covid misinformation.’ My account is back. Go follow @mtgreenee for MTG unfiltered ;),” she tweeted from her congressional account when she was reinstated.