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Twitter Suspends Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Account For Posting Profanity-Laced Video

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign Twitter account has been suspended after sharing a video of a profanity-laced protest outside of the Kentucky Republican’s home in Louisville.

Shortly after the tweet, the campaign Twitter account, Team Mitch, has been locked out, the Courier-Journal reports.

“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.”

McConnell, who “fractured his shoulder” on Sunday, has been under a heated spotlight after two mass shootings that killed more than 30 people and injured several more.

Democrats and other critics have been urging McConnell to take up several gun control measures that proponents believe will stem the violence.

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