Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., announced Tuesday that her Twitter account was “hacked and erased”— in a tweet from her totally normal looking Twitter account.
Waters assured her 1.6 million followers that she knows “who has done this” and “will take care” of it, before signing off “M Waters.”
"…my Twitter account has been erased…" and yet you're tweeting from it with all your past tweets in tow
That's comedy gold.
— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@WayneDupreeShow) October 12, 2021
- Twitter told The Hill they had “identified no signs of account compromise.”
- Waters’ office did not respond to requests for comment.
Some conservative commentators questioned Waters’ intelligence, with social media consultant Caleb Hall recalling former President Donald Trump’s previous insults of the congresswoman.
he wasn't wrong folks pic.twitter.com/uqQ6ZNsB4k
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 12, 2021
“These are the people running our country,” quipped journalist Jon Nicosia.
- John Sexton of the Hot Air blog speculated that one of Waters’ aides may have deleted her tweets or that she may have done so herself and “got confused.”
Waters, 83, a long-serving member of the Congressional Black Caucus, achieved internet fame during the Trump era with inflammatory and often-racially charged rants.
- However, her grasp of the facts and of the workings of the internet have been called into question before.
In an April 2019 MSNBC appearance, Waters falsely claimed the Mueller report vindicated her early calls for Trump to be impeached for Russia “collusion,” which she said she uncovered two years earlier by browsing social media.
- “The Kremlin clan, as identified, has been on my ‘Facepage’ on ‘Tweeter,’ for almost two years,” she said, apparently referring to Facebook and Twitter. “We know who they are, and this report only confirms that.”