Lincoln Project Co-Founder Drags GOP Lawmakers for 'Whiny B**** Victimhood'

Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, has labeled several Republican lawmakers' recent remarks as "whiny b**** victimhood," bemoaning their criticisisms of recent social media clampdowns.

Wilson, a political strategist whose group targets President Donald Trump and his allies, took aim specifically at Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Ken Buck (R-CO), Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)—mentioning each by name.

He also mentioned, more widely, others who have complained about what they deem censorship on platforms.

"They act as if they've been oppressed somehow, that the world is against them somehow," he said on MSNBC.

"Well, guess what? Twitter and Facebook aren't banning you because you're a conservative, they're banning you because you suck.

"They're banning you because you say evil s***, they're banning you because you support a revolution against the government of this country and a free and fair election."

Newsweek has contacted the offices of the four lawmakers Wilson mentioned for comment. Wilson has also been contacted for further comment.

The lawmakers themselves have not been directly barred from social media, but have bemoaned recent actions that have seen people removed from platforms or—in the case of Parler—the platform go down entirely.

Gaetz complained about losing followers on social media in recent days.

"I wish I could lose weight as fast as I'm losing followers during this Twitter purge," Gaetz tweeted on January 9.

I wish I could lose weight as fast as I’m losing followers during this Twitter purge....

— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 9, 2021

Taylor Greene wore a mask reading "censored" as she addressed the House on Wednesday.

Several Trump allies have suggested the backlash they have encountered since the events of January 6 has been a part of so-called "cancel culture."

Lawmakers have seen businesses and organizations cut ties with them, as well as calls to resign amid criticism over their actions surrounding the Capitol riot.

Twitter has cracked down on accounts linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory, seeing large numbers removed.

"These actions may have resulted in follower count changes in the thousands," Twitter said in an update on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Trump has been blocked from major social media sites in recent days amid the ongoing backlash to his actions surrounding the events of January 6.

Snapchat is the latest to permanently terminate Trump's account.

Social media site Parler has also been shut down in recent days, due to being ousted by the two main app stores and cut off by Amazon Web Services.

gaetz during session to certify electoral college
Republican Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida (R) listens as House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California speaks during the restart of a House session of Congress to certify Joe Biden as the next US president in the US capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. He has questioned losing followers on social media in recent days. Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool/AFP via Getty Images