Twitter: Pelosi Daughter ‘Glorified Violence’ Against Rand Paul, Temporarily Locked Out of Account

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Twitter has removed a tweet from Christine Pelosi, daughter of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), that defended the violent assault on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) by his neighbor in 2017, an attack that left Paul hospitalized.

On Sunday, Pelosi tweeted that “Rand Paul’s neighbor was right,” in reference to Rene Boucher, the neighbor who violently attacked Paul in 2017. Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress in 2018.

A Twitter spokeswoman confirmed that Pelosi was temporarily locked out of her account (an action that usually requires the deletion of a rule-violating tweet before re-entry) for violating the Twitter Rules against the glorification of violence.

Twitter users who now attempt to access Pelosi’s tweet will instead see a notice informing them that the tweet has been removed for violating the Twitter rules. The tweet can still be seen on archive websites.

Pelosi’s tweet was met with widespread condemnation from prominent conservatives on social media.

Which side is nastiest?” asked Paul Bedard, a columnist for the Washington Examiner.

Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway said the tweet was “truly awful.”

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk called on Speaker Pelosi to disavow her daughter’s glorification of violence. Pelosi has not made any public comment on the matter at this time.

Later, Kirk also called out mainstream media reporters for failing to ask the Speaker about her daughter’s tweet.

Film producer Robby Starbuck made the same observation, asking “have any reporters asked Nancy Pelosi about her daughter endorsing the felony assault of Senator Rand Paul to see how she feels about it?”

The Speaker’s office did not respond to a request for comment from Breitbart News’ Sean Moran.

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