Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) announced that she is planning a lawsuit over a permanent suspension by Twitter of her personal account, telling a news network that she’s owed “damages.” The news came on an interview with Just The News, No Noise on Real America’s Voice. Greene was banned from Twitter in January for multiple violations of their rules on alleged COVID misinformation.
“We permanently suspended the account for repeated violations of our Covid-19 misinformation policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said at the time about the ban. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
“I’ve already talked to an attorney,” Greene announced. “I spoke with him last week, because I believe this is a complete violation of my freedom of speech.”
The Republican claimed Twitter violated her First Amendment rights as a private citizen. She claimed social media companies may have been working in coordination with the federal government to target her and others, meaning she could be suing Twitter and other entities.
“It’s a complete violation of my freedom of speech. I was a private citizen and I’m owed damages,” she said. “They have no right to do this to me. I just need to find out how many people I need to name on lawsuits and the social media companies. I’ve had enough of it.”
Greene wrote, “I’ve been calling the Democrats ‘communists’ and I’ve been right all along. This is not going to end well for them.”
I’ve been calling the Democrats “communists” and I’ve been right all along.
This is not going to end well for them.https://t.co/IehkBS4KGv
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) October 4, 2022