@GOPoversight A: @GOPoversight is the central online hub that weaves together the work of the 22 Oversight Republicans & amplifies that to a growing online community interested in following the Oversight Committee.
Q: When/why did the committee first join Twitter?
A: @GOPoversight was first created in early 2009 but remained mostly unused until January 2011, when Republicans took the majority.
@GOPoversight began tweeting again as more and more concerned citizens sought to connect with the committee online.
Q: What do you see as the most significant purpose of Twitter for the committee?
A: The majority of @GOPoversight tweets keep taxpayers up-to-date on the committee's investigations, sharing new stories, videos, hearing information and more.
The most significant purpose of @GOPoversight purpose, however, is bringing interested taxpayers outside Washington, D.C. inside the committee's work.
Q: Do you have an example of a "best" Twitter moment?
A: One of the best @Twitter moments for @GOPoversight was the Feb. 2, 2012 #FastandFurious hearing with AG #Holder. @GOPoversight live tweeted the entire hearing alongside the hearings documents & video stream at http://FastandFuriousInvestigation.com, delivering an exclusive play-by-play of a major congressional investigation for interested taxpayers.
Q: Do you have an example of a "worst" Twitter moment?
A: During the elite 8 round of last summer's #GOP New Media Challenge run by @cathymcmorris [Rep. Cathy McMorris RodgersCathy McMorris RodgersCrowd boos GOP rep at MLK Day event over ObamaCare repeal 'Liar' chanted at GOP rep during MLK Day speech Ten rumored Trump Cabinet picks who didn't get a job MORE (R-Wash.)], @GOPoversight matched up against @RepFleming [Rep. John FlemingJohn FlemingCoast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane Freedom Caucus member to bring up bill on impeaching IRS chief GOP seeks to make it 52 MORE (R)] of Louisiana. The competition measured 2 teams' digital prowess, tallying up @Facebook likes, @Twitter followers and @YouTube views over one week to determine who advanced. Going into the final day @RepFleming was ahead by a considerable margin & despite some generous #FF from @SpeakerBoehnerJohn BoehnerLast Congress far from ‘do-nothing’ Top aide: Obama worried about impeachment for Syria actions An anti-government ideologue like Mulvaney shouldn't run OMB MORE [Rep. John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLast Congress far from ‘do-nothing’ Top aide: Obama worried about impeachment for Syria actions An anti-government ideologue like Mulvaney shouldn't run OMB MORE (R-Ohio)], @GOPoversight got taken to the cleaners.
Past “Follow Friday” Twitter profiles have included Democratic Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), Mike Honda (Calif.), Jim Himes (Conn.) and Rush Holt (N.J.), and Republican Reps. Bob Latta (Ohio), Glenn Thompson (Pa.), John Shimkus (Ill.), David SchweikertDavid SchweikertDems launch early '18 attacks on GOP Senate targets Republicans add 13 members to Financial Services, Ways and Means committees The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Ariz.) and Dana Rohrabacher (Calif).