California GOP Consultant R.C. Maxwell Suspended from Twitter Following Exchange with MSNBC Host

Republican activist R.C. Maxwell, who refers to himself as the ‘black Sean Hannity,’ and is the national coordinator for the Republican PAC American Voice, claims he sought to open a dialogue with counter-protesters when he was punched by 20-year-old Richard Losey.

California GOP consultant R.C. Maxwell was suspended from Twitter following an exchange with MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart.

R.C. Maxwell is a black Trump supporter and California GOP consultant who gained attention last year after he was assaulted at a Trump rally in August 2017. Maxwell was recently suspended from Twitter following an exchange between him and MSNBC host Jonathan Capehart discussing President Trump and the recent government shutdown. Capehart attacked Trump for failing to negotiate with Democrats.

Maxwell replied that Trump couldn’t “make deals with pouting politicians,” Maxwell also attempted to explain the government shutdown and why the Democrats were at fault.

Shortly after a number of exchanges with Capehart, Maxwell was suspended from Twitter. Maxwell told Breitbart Tech that he was informed by Twitter that his account was suspended for “hateful conduct,” but refused to outline which of Maxwell’s tweets were considered “hateful conduct.” Maxwell told Breitbart Tech, “I reject racism and I’m not alt-right. I’m a conservative, I work for conservatives, I’ve called out the alt-right many times.”

Maxwell himself has been subjected to racist remarks on Twitter from left-leaning users on a number of occasions. Similarly to Breitbart News reporter Jerome Hudson, Maxwell has been referred to as a “coon” on a number of occasions, this term is often used similarly to the term “uncle tom” to describe conservative black people. A number of tweets attacking Maxwell can be found below.

Maxwell is still suspended from Twitter as of the publishing of this article.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_ or email him at


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