Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., asserted to Newsmax on Monday that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., was suspended by Twitter a day before for “challenging the regime.”
“If misinformation got you off of digital platforms, then CNN wouldn’t be able to post anything after the Russia hoax,” Gaetz said on “Stinchfield.”
“[MSNBC commentator] Rachel Maddow would be banished to the digital hinterlands as a consequence of what she said about vaccines always stopping the virus in every circumstance. No, this is about challenging the regime,” he said.
Greene was removed from the site after quoting raw data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, indicating “extremely high amounts of [COVID-19] vaccine deaths,” according to The New York Times.
Gaetz said that he believed some information cited by Greene, which Twitter flagged as a violation of its COVID-19 misinformation policy, was accurate.
“By the way, what Marjorie Taylor Greene said in a number of circumstances was true,” Gaetz said. “She got a strike for suggesting that obesity is a really challenging comorbidity when evaluating someone’s frailty with coronavirus.”
“This is really about silencing some who has the courage to stand up against that regime,” he continued.
The Florida congressman added that he was disappointed in the lack of support Greene was receiving from other House Republicans. Continue reading at Newsmax.