Twitter on Friday reversed its suspension on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account, with a company rep telling TheWrap the decision was made by mistake.
“We use a combination of technology and human review to enforce the Twitter Rules across the service. In this case, our automated systems took enforcement action on the account referenced in error,” the Twitter rep said. “This action has been reversed, and access to the account has been restored.”
Earlier on Friday morning, Twitter had suspended Greene for the second time in three months, pushing the Republican lawmaker from Georgia off of her account for a few hours. A rep for Twitter, when reached earlier in the day, didn’t have an immediate answer for why the account had been suspended, and Greene’s team told CNBC on Friday morning her account was suspended “without explanation.” A screenshot from Greene’s account shared with The Gateway Pundit didn’t offer any insight, either, beyond saying the account had “violated the Twitter Rules.” Greene’s suspension would’ve lasted 12 hours if it hadn’t been reversed.
Greene’s brief ban came as 72 Democrats are co-sponsoring Rep. Jimmy Gomez’s (D-CA) resolution to remove her from Congress. The resolution, introduced Friday, stems from her past support for injuring Democratic lawmakers; CNN reported in January Greene’s Facebook page had liked a comment in 2019 that said a “bullet to the head would be quicker” to remove Nancy Pelosi from office.
Gomez on Friday said he took “no joy in introducing” his resolution, “but any member who incites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled. And I’ll do everything I can in my power to protect our democracy and keep all my colleagues safe.”
“There is nothing more threatening to Democrats than strong Republican Women!” Greene said in a statement on Friday, per The Hill. “Democrats are trying [to] overturn the will of the People who voted for both myself and Congresswoman Miller-Meeks. House Democrats have declared war on House Republican Women!”
Greene was previously suspended by Twitter in January, after posting conspiracy theories about the Senate runoff elections held in her state. At the time, Twitter said Greene violated the company’s “civic integrity policy,” which says Twitter cannot be used “for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections or other civic processes. This includes posting or sharing content that may suppress participation or mislead people about when, where or how to participate in a civic process.”