After “hang Mike Pence” started to trend on Twitter late Friday and early Saturday, the social media business compressed the trend and variations of it.
Journalist Yashar Ali tweeted a screenshot of the subject trending, indicating that the expression had actually been tweeted over 14,000 times.
WTF why is this allowed to trend?
I get that people have actually been tweeting it to price quote some of the insurrectionists however it should not be permitted to pattern.
The expression appears to have actually been said numerous times throughout protests and rallies on Wednesday. Reuters picture editor Jim Bourg tweeted that he ‘d “heard a minimum of 3 various rioters at the Capitol state that they wanted to discover Vice President Mike Pence and perform him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor.” He wrote that some others were less specific in their troubling fantasies to perform the vice president.
I heard at least 3 different rioters at the Capitol say that they wished to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor. It was a common line being repeated. A lot more were simply talking about how the VP should be executed. https://t.co/fxHREouEWF
— Jim Bourg (@jimbourg) January 8, 2021
A look for the phrase on Twitter now reveals videos of rioters chanting it, requires Pence to conjure up the 25 th Change against Trump, and criticism of the expression and the protesters utilizing it.
Hey @VP the traitors were shouting “hang Mike Pence!” Are you really not going to invoke the 25 th? Is that how ball less our Vice President is?
Can you let your better half do it?
— Titus (@TitusNation) January 9, 2021
The rioters wanted to kidnap and hang Mike Pence. For not forsaking his constitutional tasks and changing the licensed results of an American election.
Who the fuck have we become?
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) January 9, 2021
Twitter verified Saturday it halted “hang Mike Pence” as trending subject. Here the suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on January 8.