Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is planning to sue Twitter over the permanent suspension of her personal account.
Speaking to Just the News, Rep. Greene said that she has already discussed the issue with an attorney.
Greene’s personal account was permanently banned on in January for posting Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
MTG was suspended for using a CDC VAERS chart.
So is Twitter now telling us the CDC isn’t credible?
Or that the truth is not allowed to be told? pic.twitter.com/flfLkurLxI
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 2, 2022
The platform claimed it was Greene’s fifth “strike” for spreading “COVID-19 misinformation.”
“I’ve already talked to an attorney,” Rep. Greene stated on the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “I spoke with him last week, because I believe this is a complete violation of my freedom of speech.”
The congresswoman says that she was censored as a private individual as it was her personal account, not her congressional one.
“I was a private citizen,” the Georgia congresswoman said. “And I’m owed damages. 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.”
Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk has also announced that he is considering a lawsuit.
Both Greene and Kirk were among the people whose Twitter accounts were targeted by private groups who worked with the State Department and Department of Homeland Security to be censored. The groups were heavily rewarded with millions in tax dollars following the election.
“What we didn’t know is how the federal government was paying money to a third party firm to actually act on the list,” Kirk told Just the News. “We’re looking at legal action and talking to the great Harmeet Dhillon.”
Kirk maintains that he can prove damages and lost revenue due to the censorship.
“We saw our revenue go down in correlation to that,” Kirk explained. “That’s a direct monetary and financial loss that could be provable in damages, thanks to the federal government that is coming in and paying money to a third party firm to restrict our First Amendment rights. So we’re looking very carefully at legal action. I think we have a great case.”