Marjorie Taylor Greene Calls for Twitter Exodus After Ban: 'They Control Our Political Speech'

Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused Twitter of attacking the U.S as a whole after it banned her.

Greene's account was blocked on January 2 following repeated violations of Twitter's rules surrounding COVID-19 misinformation.

Speaking to Newsmax's Jenn Pellegrino, Greene called on the public to stop using the platform and said one elected Twitter to decide what was information and what was disinformation.

She said: "I am asking all of my Republican colleagues to leave Twitter, it is a complete waste of time.

"All they try to do is control our political speech, the only political speech that they endorse is that of their board or anyone that is involved with Twitter.

"We don't need to be held back, we don't need our speech controlled by Twitter."

Greene went on to say that by banning her, Twitter had launched an attack on her, her constituents and the entire U.S.

She said: "We need to be working for our constituents, those that elected me, I represent their values and their voice.

"Twitter has attacked my district and has attacked, I would say, our country as a whole by kicking a member of congress off their platform."

She also referred to former President Donald Trump's ban from the platform.

On Monday Trump released a statement, through his Save America PAC, condemning Twitter and defending Greene.

Trump said "Twitter is a disgrace to democracy" and accused both Twitter and Facebook of only holding "radical left point of views."

He added that "neither should be allowed to do business in this country" and they were platforms "everyone hated."

Greene continued: "Remember they kicked off President Trump while he was a sitting United States President.

"So Twitter is completely out of bounds, no one elected them, no one put them in charge of what is information or what is misinformation.

"I am calling for everyone to leave Twitter because the best way to end someone's power or this big tech's overlord power is by leaving their platform and not being willing to participate in their authoritarian control."

Greene went on to list a host of other platforms people could use instead of Twitter while praising Donald Trump for preparing to release his own social media platform.

She closed by criticizing big tech overall and insisted she did not have faith any significant change would happen any time soon.

She said: "I am going to be honest with you, I have no confidence in anything happen in Congress against big tech any time soon. Right now we are under control of Nancy Pelosi.

"Republicans failed to get it done in years past and it is going to be quite some time until we have control again. The only thing we can do when we get the majority back is do an investigation.

"Then again what do investigations produce if we are not holding anyone accountable. What I want to see happen is everyone leave Twitter and teach them a lesson that they have no control over us."

Newsweek has contacted Greene for comment.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol on February 5, 2021 in Washington, DC.Greene called on the public to leave the Twitter platform Drew Angerer/Getty

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