Internet ridicules 'snowflake' Devin Nunes for suing parody accounts for 'extreme pain and suffering'
Devin Nunes speaks to Fox News (Photo: screen grab)

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was the butt of the joke online Monday, after it was revealed he was suing Twitter and several parody accounts on the social networking site.


The California Congressman was ridiculed as a "snowflake" for claiming the accounts @DevinNunesMom and @DevinCow caused him "extreme pain and suffering."

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti noted that Nunes' lawsuit probably won't end well, but in the meantime, he'll be mocked by more people on Twitter than the two accounts he is suing.

Parody and satire are covered under the First Amendment and slander laws, or President Donald Trump would likely have sued Saturday Night Live long ago. The Nunes Mom account plainly identifies itself as a parody account, complying with the Twitter terms of service. The Cow account does not identify itself as a parody account, though presumably, users know it isn't real since cows don't tweet.

It isn't clear how Nunes will prove "pain and suffering," because he was still reelected in 2018. The complaint doesn't talk about any money he's been forced to spend to protect himself against the parody accounts. It also doesn't describe if he's been forced to take anti-depressants or attend therapy to deal with this "extreme pain and suffering."

What isn't funny is one of the women behind the account is now going to be forced to fork over hefty sums of cash until the lawsuit is dismissed.

You can see the rest of the tweets below: