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McConnell campaign account locked out of Twitter

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Twitter locked out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign account.

The campaign account shared a video of a protestor's profanity-laced rant outside McConnell's home. Twitter officials say the tweet "violated our violent threats policy, specifically threats involving physical safety."

In the video, Black Lives Matter Louisville leader Chanelle Helm repeatedly states she wished the GOP leader had "broken his little, raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck" rather than injuring his shoulder last weekend.

"This is a problem with the speech police in America today," McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said. "Twitter will allow the words of 'Massacre Mitch' to trend nationally on their platform but locks our account for posting actual threats against us."

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