AOC Praises Twitter for Targeting ‘Neo-Nazis and Violent Insurrectionists’
Congresswoman champions Big Tech censorship
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' claims she lost tens of thousands of Twitter followers amid the platform's massive purge of conservative accounts following the removal of President Donald Trump's account.
AOC claimed that Twitter was just targeting “Neo-Nazis and violent insurrectionists.”
Sanders responded to a tweet from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who posted proof in a form of a screenshot that showed prominent members of the GOP losing thousands of followers.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gained thousands of followers on Twitter.
“This is how you create an echo chamber,” Pompeo said.
His comments prompted a response from Sanders, who noted she had lost “50k+ followers this week”:
I’ve lost 50k+ followers this week. The radical left and their big tech allies cannot marginalize, censor, or silence the American people. This is not China, this is United States of America, and we are a free country. https://t.co/Xupd0N1hea— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) January 9, 2021
But Ocasio-Cortez offered Sanders some “free advice” for the reason behind the loss.
“Free advice – if you are losing tens of thousands of followers the moment Twitter starts taking down Neo-Nazis and violent insurrectionist."
"Maybe don’t advertise that!” the New York lawmaker remarked, as she accused Sanders of supporting a “coupist.”
Free advice - if you are losing tens of thousands of followers the moment Twitter starts taking down Neo-Nazis and violent insurrectionists, maybe don’t advertise that!— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 10, 2021
Also maybe people are unfollowing you out disgust for your support of a coupist bc they care about our country https://t.co/zw64FS8gmf
“Also, maybe people are unfollowing you out disgust for your support of a coupist bc they care about our country,” she added.
AOC's comments come as Democrats, continue to blame President Trump for the chaos at the U.S. Capitol last week.
Twitter suspended Trump's account last week before moving it to a permanent ban.
Meanwhile, Pelosi called on Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th Amendment and remove Trump.
The speaker vowed to move forward with an impeachment resolution if he failed to do so.
Pelosi said in a letter:
Lawmakers will “act with urgency” because Trump represents “an imminent threat” to both the Constitution and “our Democracy.”
Pelosi also revealed that a key motivator behind the Democrats' push to impeach Trump was to block him from being elected again in the future.
In a "60 Minutes" interview that aired Sunday night, Rep. Pelosi (D-CA) said that Democrats are seeking to eliminate any chance Trump has of taking back the White House in four years.