Nat’l Review writer suspended by Twitter for asking if AOC’s boyfriend on House payroll

Nat’l Review writer suspended by Twitter for asking if AOC’s boyfriend on House payroll
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

It seems that fascism and censorship are becoming all the rage in what this writer now calls the “Silicon Valley Axis of Evil,” the tech cabal now working tirelessly to silence any voice that falls to the right of center. On Friday, Twitchy and others  reported that Twitter suspended National Review contributor Luke Thompson for daring to observe that Riley Roberts, boyfriend of newly-elected Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has a house.gov email address.

He posted a screenshot of what he found and naturally figured the boyfriend was on her staff, since he’s listed as being a staffer in the House of Representatives directory:

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He also posted some background articles about the relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Roberts:

Ocasio-Cortez responded to Thompson’s suspicions in typically snide fashion:

Except that Roberts isn’t a spouse and the House doesn’t use Google, which prompted a new line of questioning by Thompson:

It was around this time that Twitter felt impelled to intervene on AOC’s behalf and locked Thompson’s account:

“Could it because Twitter’s only real concern is protecting the precious?” Twitchy asked.

Good question. It certainly looks that way to Stephen Miller:

Ultimately Thompson’s account was unlocked, though a number of questions still swirl around Riley Roberts’s listing in the House staff directory and the propriety of his having a house.gov email address.

While AOC’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, has confirmed that Roberts “is not paid” and “not doing any government work,” he has explained the staff listing:

There’s also the matter of protocol pertaining to house.gov addresses:

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