Twitter messages sent out in support of President Barack Obama’s gun control campaign are fakes, according to Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman.
A total of 10 of 16 tweets that his office has received are not real, Stockman claimed in a press release
“Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud,” said Stockman, who returned to Washington in November after a six-year break. “Obama’s anti-gun activists are trying to defraud Congress using the same scam that sells ‘male enhancement pills.’
“I call upon the President to denounce this phony spam campaign and to release all internal White House communications regarding his anti-gun political campaign,” he added.
Stockman said that in fact thousands of Americans are contacting Capitol Hill every day to express opposition to the president’s gun control proposal.
“Obama’s supporters are panicking and willing to do anything to create the appearance of popular support, even if it means trying to defraud Congress.”
All 16 of the pro-gun control messages received by Stockman’s Twitter account are identical, beginning with the campaign account’s Twitter name, followed by an identical statement, and ending with Obama’s anti-gun campaign hash tag, Stockman’s office says.
“A close look at the senders’ accounts reveal only six are actual people,” it adds.
“The White House has some explaining to do,” Stockman says. “My own staff, and others looking into Obama’s Twitter campaign, find the vast majority of messages are coming from fraudulent accounts. Some of these accounts are linked directly to a former Obama staffer. To what extent is the White House involved in this attempt to defraud Congress?”
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