Social media users on platforms used by extremists, MAGA supporters and conspiracy theorists have expressed outrage at reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz for voting in favor of recognizing Junetheenth as a federal holiday.
“Rep. Paul Gosar and Rep. Thomas Massie voted against making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Based,” wrote GAB CEO Andrew Torba. “Matt Gaetz and MTG voted for it. Cringe. The absolute state of America First.”
Among some of the hundreds of racist and anti-Semitic replies under Torba’s post were more people expressing their disappointment in Greene and Gaetz for backing the bill.
Read the full article. Earlier this year Torba declared that he will only accept interview requests from Christian news outlets.
The two reps. were among 415 lawmakers who approved a bill to celebrate when the last slaves were told they were free on June 19, 1865. https://t.co/Pqn4Q9MkG5
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) June 17, 2021