GOP leader criticizes Twitter over Greene ban

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Monday accused Twitter of trying to “silence” Americans after the platform banned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for violating its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

Blasting Twitter: McCarthy didn’t directly name Greene in his statement blasting the social media company, but he specifically called out a decision against a “sitting member of Congress.”

“It is clear any speech that does not fit Big Tech’s orthodoxy gets muzzled. America is poorer for that conduct,” he said in his statement.

Only Greene’s personal account has been banned from Twitter, with the first-term lawmaker’s congressional account still active.

A Twitter spokesperson said Greene’s personal account was permanently suspended for repeated violations of the company’s coronavirus misinformation policy. The Hill has reached out to a Twitter spokesperson for additional comment in response to McCarthy’s statement.

He’s not alone: Other House Republicans also slammed Twitter over its action against Greene, who has faced repeated criticism — and removal from her House committee assignments — over her embrace of conspiracy theories and endorsement of political violence.