Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) filed against both Twitter and two Twitter troll accounts who mocked him on the web.
In the lawsuit, Nunes alleged that Twitter was systematically “censoring” conservatives, while also claiming that two Twitter accounts designed to mock him — “@DevinNunesMom” and “@DevinCow” — had caused him “extreme pain and suffering.”
Breaking down the lawsuit, Napolitano gently informed Fox News viewers that it was very likely to go down in flames in an actual court.
“I think it’s a novel litigation because we haven’t seen anything like this before,” Napolitano explained. “Usually, when public officials sue because of what somebody said or didn’t say about them, they lose — the theory being, they have as big of a megaphone as the person who has harmed them.”
Napolitano then speculated that Nunes filed the suit as a way to get attention.
“He may be doing this just to make a statement,” he said. “Sometimes courts don’t like to be used to make political statements, but we’ll see where this goes.”
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