The process is different in the Senate, where more Senators leave their Twitter accounts “unofficial” due to Ethics rules, but still get the blue checkmark indicating their true identity.
And many of the new members of Congress just sworn in earlier this month, including some of the accounts House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorJuan Williams: The capitulation of Paul Ryan The Trail 2016: The Big One Conservative sworn in to replace Boehner MORE (R-Va.) is promoting on his own Twitter feed, still do not have the verified identity alongside their new Twitter handles.
Lynch is considering running in the special election to replace Sen. John KerryJohn KerryDozens of Clinton meetings left off State schedule: report Overnight Cybersecurity: Sit-in disrupts cyber hearings | Trump tries to defend claim Clinton was hacked Kerry backs government access to encrypted data MORE (D-Mass.), who, if confirmed, is stepping down from the Senate to become secretary of State.
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