Twitter has restricted users from commenting on or liking a tweet published Wednesday evening by Jenna Ellis, a member of President Donald Trump‘s legal team, after she referred to Arizona’s certified electoral votes as “illegal.”
“93-6 in the Senate to ratify the illegal certification in Arizona,” Ellis wrote. “The Republican Party is officially over today.”
93-6 in the Senate to ratify the illegal certification in Arizona.
The Republican Party is officially over today.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) January 7, 2021
Twitter tagged her tweet with a similar warning that it had applied to one of Trump’s tweets earlier in the day: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”
In December, Ellis and Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and attorney to Trump, said in a statement that their legal strategy on behalf of the president was “focused on ensuring that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not.“
Trump and his legal team have long asserted that a massive nationwide conspiracy submitted fake votes to help President-elect Joe Biden win the November 2020 elections. However, nearly 60 election fraud cases filed by Trump’s legal team and other Republicans have been dismissed or withdrawn for lack of evidence.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Twitter Restricts Tweet from Trump Attorney Jenna Ellis Calling Arizona Electoral Votes ‘Illegal’ The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ Newsweek.