Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene blocked the Meidas Touch Political Action Committee (PAC) on Twitter. For those unfamiliar with the platform, it kept the lobbying organization from seeing her content.
Greene blocked the PAC after they were critical of her views.
Last month, Meidas Touch—a PAC based in Los Angeles—posted some tweets about Greene. She didn't appreciate their comments, so she blocked the group on Twitter.
Unfortunately for her, a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump put a precedent in place that no U.S. elected officials were allowed to block anyone on Twitter for transparency's sake, no matter the reason for clicking the 'block' button.
Once they discovered Greene had blocked them, Ben Meiselas, co-founder of MeidasTouch, reached out to Greene.
Greene ultimately agreed to restore the group's access to her content by unblocking them on Twitter. She also agreed to donate 10-thousand dollars to the group for the inconvenience she caused.
Meiselas saw this as a big win for their group and transparency for everyone of their elected officials.
"This was a swift and impactful resolution we are proud of."
The PAC also posted an update about the settlement on Twitter.
The group was particularly pleased to report Greene would not be able to block public users after this incident, which would dramatically improve the public's access to information and transparency for all.
But they were also pleased to report how they would be using Greene's funds. They would be donating the money to two key organizations fighting for common-sense gun reform, which Greene is pointedly against.
We've settled our lawsuit against Marjorie Taylor Greene! She will pay $10K for our legal fees and is no longer all… https://t.co/8bGfPd5GjX— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com) 1616701508.0
Greene was very unhappy to see this and wound up throwing a total tantrum over it.
"Because of this PAC's frivolous lawsuit against me, I'm not allowed to block people that threaten my life and my children's lives every single day on social media."
"They are bragging about donating the money to organizations that want to take away my guns, so I couldn't defend myself and my children, when people show up to murder us like they threaten."
"This PAC is celebrating that a woman (me) can't block people that want to kill me and my kids."
Because of this PAC’s frivolous lawsuit against me, I’m not allowed to block people that threaten my life and my ch… https://t.co/pRqYGgKojA— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1616717743.0
...so I couldn’t defend myself and my children, when people show up to murder us like they threaten. This PAC is c… https://t.co/MtaFpZBovP— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1616717781.0
Viewers were critical of Greene's concerns.
Some argued against her use of the word "frivolous."
@mtgreenee Oh, sweetie... If it was "frivolous", the judge would have tossed it out. Instead, you agreed to a settl… https://t.co/6NLPlySKrX— Sir Ghostie Of Vert (@Sir Ghostie Of Vert) 1616718161.0
@mtgreenee It was a settlement wasn’t it? That means you agreed to the terms, right? You even agreed to pay legal… https://t.co/lHRvGNSyju— Peppermint Patty (@Peppermint Patty) 1616723669.0
Some questioned the authenticity of Greene's evidence of threats.
@mtgreenee So I can see who wrote the second one, how about who wrote the first one? And no it's not frivolous law… https://t.co/8pq1iOI0WC— I'm finding out more than I care to know! (@I'm finding out more than I care to know!) 1616717945.0
Others questioned what good she's done in Congress.
@mtgreenee Name something good you’ve done while in Congress. I’ll wait.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1616726906.0
@mtgreenee You're unfit to serve in public office. Delete your political career.— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1616725978.0
@mtgreenee Actually, you have done nothing since being elected other than causing problems and trying to draw atten… https://t.co/SdZGnZTr1s— suzyaz (@suzyaz) 1616872690.0
Some brought up Greene's history of filming herself stalking and threatening people.
@mtgreenee I'm sorry, Madge, but you mean that YOU stalked the victims of the Parkland shooting.— Cat Food Casserole (@Cat Food Casserole) 1616740297.0
@mtgreenee marg, I guess you now know 1/100th of how those parkland kids felt, when a crazy lady yelled at them in… https://t.co/foI58bCObO— denali12 (@denali12) 1616724499.0
@mtgreenee That’s awful but you have raised the temperature with your awful rhetoric. That doesn’t justify those te… https://t.co/2RAL3sxzkJ— Dave Strachan (@Dave Strachan) 1616718792.0
@mtgreenee I don’t condone that behavior in anyway, that being said, remember you threatened the life of the speake… https://t.co/rC8UXE0f1i— Carolyn from Maryland (@Carolyn from Maryland) 1616718083.0
Greene is a proponent of multiple conspiracy theories, anti-LGBTQ+ and pro-gun.
Though it's surely unsettling for Greene to watch money that was previously hers being put toward a cause she does not believe in, she should learn to have constructive conversations about issues, rather than attacking people, spreading misinformation and throwing tantrums.