Twitter won’t remove Marjorie Taylor Greene anti-transgender tweets

Twitter is allowing several anti-transgender tweets from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) that reference Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine to remain on its platform.

In one tweet, Greene includes a clip of a video of Levine, who is transgender, during an MSNBC appearance in which the Biden administration official says, “We really want to base our treatment and to affirm and to support and empower these youth, not to limit their participation in activities to sports and even limit their ability to get gender affirmation treatment in their state.”

In the tweet, Greene uses offensive language to refer to transgender reassignment surgery and also refers to Levine by her birth name. 

Another tweet from Greene misgenders the Biden administration official and uses Levine’s birth name and similar language to reference transgender reassignment surgery.

Both tweets are still posted on Twitter and include labeling from the social media platform that says, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about hateful conduct. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

In a statement to The Hill, a Twitter spokesperson reiterated what the social media platform said when it labeled Greene’s tweets.

Greene defended her posts in a statement to The Hill.

“Twitter says my tweets violated rules about hateful conduct. I can’t imagine anything more hateful than promoting ‘gender reassignment’ surgeries for children,” Greene said.

Twitter has previously flagged tweets from other elected officials that have misgendered Levine, including in March when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) referred to the Biden administration official as a man.

The social media platform allowed that tweet to remain on its site but included the same label saying it had violated its rules on hateful conduct but may be in the public’s interest.

The Hill has reached out to Greene’s office and Twitter for comment. 

Updated at 10:12 a.m.

Tags anti-transgender Biden Hate speech LGBTQ rights Marjorie Taylor Greene Rachel Levine transgender rights Twitter
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