Devin Nunes sues Twitter, account called ‘Devin Nunes’ Cow’
Rep. Devin Nunes might want to watch out for cows.
They could be coming the politician’s way during an upcoming speaking engagement.
After a post circulated about Nunes’ scheduled appearance as a keynote speaker next month in Fresno, social media lit up Wednesday evening with suggestions that people attend the speech dressed up as a cow and “moo” at him.
“I’m not saying it would be hilarious if folks in Fresno showed up to this event just to moo. I’m not saying that at all,” tweeted television producer Andy Lassner, who has 359,000 Twitter followers.
The suggestions that troll Nunes, R-Tulare, specifically with cow references come just two days after the news that he filed a lawsuit against Twitter and several of its users, and sought after $250 million in damages.
Among the Twitter users named in the lawsuit was the parody account “Devin Nunes’ cow,” which went from having 1,200 followers Monday to more than 542,000 as of Wednesday. Nunes’ official account, in comparison, has 396,000 followers.
The lawsuit accuses Twitter of hiding, punishing or “shadow-banning” posts with a conservative bent.
Nunes will be the featured speaker for the annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner, hosted by the Fresno County Republican Party, on April 11 at Pardini’s in northwest Fresno. This year’s dinner honors two Hanford men who lost seats in November elections, former state senator Andy Vidak and former congressman David Valadao.