“[R]emember how for the last three years you have allowed thousands of hateful tweets celebrating my husband’s assault and encouraging more violence against him? I do.”
by Hank Berrien
On Sunday, in the wake of the news that Twitter had permanently banned President Trump from using its platform and blowback ensued over concerns over free speech, Kelley Ashby Paul, the wife of Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul, blasted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, writing, “Hey @jack, remember how for the last three years you have allowed thousands of hateful tweets celebrating my husband’s assault and encouraging more violence against him? I do.”
[…] The issue of violence-promoting tweets directed at Sen. Paul has made headlines a number of times since the brutal attack.
At the end of December, a man who was named “National Teacher of the Year” in 2019 by the Council of Chief State School Officers tweeted that the neighbors of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should act like a “true Kentucky hero” the way that the neighbor of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) violently attacked Paul in 2017, leaving him with six broken ribs and necessitating the removal of part of his lung.