California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes on Tuesday attempted to brand himself as a champion of free speech.
Nunes went on Twitter to urge his followers to start accounts on Parler, a Twitter alternative for people who don’t want to follow rules banning racism and threats of violence.
The fact that Nunes attempted to sue a fictitious Twitter account that jokes about being his cow was not lost on commentators.
Here’s some of what people were saying:
You’re suing a fictitious cow because you didn’t like their tweets.
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) July 29, 2020
Nunes is the joke of Congress, right along with Gym Jordan and Matt Gaetz.
They are prime examples of what happens when rejects gain a little power.
— PersonWomanManCameraTV (@CLTgirl82) July 29, 2020
I went and made a Parler just to see for myself. I can honestly say I have never seen that many crazy assed racist conspiracy theorist in one place at one time.
— Grandpa Bob (@Bigboo1960) July 29, 2020
No one missed you, Buddy. Didn’t need to come back. Now, head on back over to all your little friends whining that everyone is out to get them.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) July 29, 2020
And yet…. you're here
— Ohm (Unit of Resistance)🆘️ (@HereToResist) July 29, 2020
Does he know that, by tweeting this, Congressman Nunes is also still here in the "Twitter sewer"? Also, the congressman doesn't seem to understand how free speech works.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 29, 2020
“WE ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN AT OUR PARTY. THATS WHY WE ARE BEGGING YOU TO COME. BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN. NOT BECAUSE ITS, LIKE, THREE OF US SITTING AROUND TALKING TO OURSELVES.”
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 29, 2020
Do they sue pretend cows there too
— RidiculousIllegalUnfairHat (@Popehat) July 29, 2020
Poor Devin. No one wants to join him on parler https://t.co/mF3pb0GU9Z
— *you're (@RKJ65) July 29, 2020
Delete your account cowherd. https://t.co/meejQrVGgR
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) July 29, 2020
Glad to see Devin is hard at work as usual. https://t.co/4U8XdfTUFH
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) July 29, 2020
— MB Fawcett (@maxfawcett) July 29, 2020
— FurBearingMammal (@FurryVarmint) July 29, 2020
Glad you found a safe space https://t.co/VijXmOJtz3
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) July 29, 2020
You're like an ex that says they're leaving but keeps coming back saying they're leaving.
This is embarrassing for your father and me.
Go away already. https://t.co/r1XhHUe4N5
— Devin Nunes Mom (@NotDevinsMom) July 29, 2020
ALERT- There are still people in your district without clean drinking water and thousands infected with COVID-19 while you're "living in freedom" on Parler. https://t.co/MBiT7SxvDq
— Phil Arballo (@PhilArballo2020) July 29, 2020