Prior to Twitter kicking President Trump off its platform for good, the social media company slapped warnings on nearly every election claim he made. In light of that, many are revisiting a 2017 tweet from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that did much the same but which continues to stand without any labels.
"Our election was hijacked. There is no question. Congress has a duty to #ProtectOurDemocracy & #FollowTheFacts,” she wrote on May 16, 2017, one day before Robert Mueller was named special counsel to oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials.
The nearly two-year, $32 million probe found no evidence of Russian collusion.
While many pointed out the hypocrisy, others argued it was a clear example of the left challenging the results of 2016 long after Election Day, which “paved the way for the other side to do the same.”
Last week is a result of Democrats and their propagandists normalizing the sowing of doubts in the 2000/2016 elections; popularizing the term that political opponents are “traitors” and that violence is permitted/excused.— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) January 11, 2021
The AP ruled in Sep that riots need to be explained away. pic.twitter.com/M1KrhCt07t
How does this stand @jack? Hypocrites, all of them.— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) January 12, 2021
Incitement! https://t.co/gwOJlVEDjf— Amanda (@AmandaPresto) January 11, 2021
Twitter announced Friday it was permanently banning Trump’s Twitter account “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Full Twitter statement:— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 8, 2021
"After assessing the language" in two Jan. 8 tweets "we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service." pic.twitter.com/BngNqdELXH