Meghan McCain called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over a photo that went viral showing her crying over her dad’s casket with a “glock pointed at my head.”
The comments came during a discussion Thursday on “The View” over the sites refusal to “not suspend the account of Louis Farrakhan after he tweeted, quote, ‘I’m not an anti-Semite, I’m anti-termite.'” (RELATED: Meghan McCain Blasts Trump At John McCain’s Funeral Service: ‘America Was Always Great’)
Joy Behar asked how that was better and wondered what Farrakhan’s problem was with Jews as they “did not hold slaves.”
McCain then interjected and blasted the site over allowing a picture of her crying over her “father’s casket” with a gun pointed at her head to stay up all day.
“I’m sorry, they have banned accounts. James Woods, Roger Stone, Milo Yiannopoulos, Candace Owens, all been banned for their speech,” McCain shared. “My problem is I had an experience after my father died when I was still at his funeral where a picture went viral of someone who had put a picture of me crying over my father’s casket with a Glock pointed at my head and it went viral.”
“It was up all day,” she added. “The only reason it was taken down is because my husband went absolutely ape crap, got involved, called people he knew who worked in Congress to get involved. [Jack Dorsey] he said it was inappropriate and should have been taken down.”
Technology has real ramifications. It made that experience exponentially more painful. Now I have a husband who knows congress people. My father was a sitting senator so it got taken down at some point. What if you are somebody who lives in Ohio, who has something like this doctored, who doesn’t have this kind of access. They have to do better. They have to do better.
Here’s the thread from McCain’s husband Ben Domenech about the post requesting the tweet be taken down.
I am going to delete the initial tweet now so no one has to see it. Still want an explanation for why something so obviously in violation took so much attention for Twitter to react.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) August 31, 2018