‘Anti-Crime’ Republican Banned From Twitter Over Calls To Hang Lawmaker
One of the several Republicans hoping to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) next year was booted from Twitter after twice tweeting about killing the lawmaker, according to The Washington Times.
Danielle Stella’s campaign account was suspended following tweets suggesting Omar had committed treason by sharing sensitive information with the Iranian government — a claim the congresswoman called “outlandishly absurd.”
“If it is proven @IlhanMN passed sensitive info to Iran, she should be tried for #treason and hanged,” Stella’s campaign account wrote in the first tweet. A later post “tweeted the link to an article that aggregated her remark, accompanied by a crude depiction of a stick figure hanging from gallows.”
Commenting on Twitter’s move to permanently suspend the account due to repeated violations of the platform’s rules, Stella told The Washington Times: “My suspension for advocating for the enforcement of federal code proves Twitter will always side with and fight to protect terrorists, traitors, pedophiles and rapists.”
Omar responded to the situation on Twitter, writing: “The stories keep getting outlandishly absurd, and this latest one is no exception! People often ask me why I don’t fight back against them often. It’s a valid question, one my team, family and I struggle with. There is just too much, they are too ridiculous and it feel degrading to respond to such stupidity.”
“Also, who has time fact checking this insanity,” she added.