California’s Republican Congressman Devin Nunes continues to prove his allegiance to far-right Trumpism, no matter the fact that he looks like an increasingly bumbling shill for nonsense in the process. Late Wednesday evening, shortly after midnight on the East Coast, he rushed to Twitter with a bizarre all-caps message shouting out a new far-right-oriented social media platform called Parler, which some conservatives have been flocking to because of imaginary censorship of right-wingers on mainstream social media platforms, or whatever. To be clear: there is no evidence of some kind of systematic widespread censorship of conservatives, who apparently love to play the victim, and Nunes is making a mockery of his Congressional position.
In his shout-out to Parler, he posted:
‘IS THIS MYSPACE? NO ONE IS RESPONDING TO MY TWEETS!!! IS EVERYONE AT PARLER ???’
It’s unclear what exactly he was trying to communicate. What is clear is that this useless political theater is what Nunes seems very invested in while Americans keep getting sick with the Coronavirus, which the Trump-led federal government has failed to contain in any large measure. While nations across Europe and elsewhere have successfully ended up with gradually lowering overall case counts, just this past Wednesday, the U.S. suffered the highest one-day count of confirmed new cases since the start of the pandemic.
Nunes’s apparent fondness for Parler comes on the heels of his latest court defeat, in which Judge John Marshall ruled that Nunes has no standing to sue Twitter itself for defamation over satirical accounts on the site that mock him. Twitter has subsequently been removed as a defendant from the case. Nunes has filed a large number of lawsuits featuring defamation and related claims; as of this week, he has six active lawsuits winding their ways through the courts, including the one Nunes brought over those anonymous Twitter accounts, including one that goes by “Devin Nunes’ Cow.” It’s amazing that Nunes appears so willfully fragile that he rushes to court when facing political satire.
Check out Twitter’s response to Nunes’s latest nonsense below: