Obama's supporters are alleged to have used fake Twitter accounts to bombard Congress members with pro-gun control tweets.
That's according to Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), whose accusation has been backed up by conservative bloggers. The suspicious activity was first spotted by Twitter user @defendWallSt, who noted that tweets with the #WeDemandAVote hashtag were coming from brand-new accounts with no followers and no other tweets.
Rep. Stockman noted that the tweets he received came from accounts with only one follower: Brad Schenck, Obama's former digital strategist.
Stockman claims the messages are the work of "Obama's anti-gun activists" who are perpetrating a "scam" similar to flogging "male enhancement pills." He's called on the president to condemn the spurious tweets, Fox News reports.
"Obama's anti-gun campaign is a fraud," Stockman said, turning the rhetorical dial up to 11. "The White House has some explaining to do. To what extent is the White House involved in this attempt to defraud Congress?"
GOP congressmen Michael Grimm and Adam Kinzinger are being "flooded with similar messages," according to the National Review. In total 16 Congress members have received the tweets - 9 Dems and 7 Republicans.
Stockman made headlines recently for bringing Ted Nugent
to the State of the Union, and announcing
that he'd impeach President Obama if the POTUS took executive action on guns. (Obama did, and Stockman didn't.)
Via Fox News.