Members of Congress love them some Twitter
WASHINGTON, DC – Congress is all a-twitter. No, really, Congress is all a-twitter.
The social media site Twitter has conducted somewhat of a ‘cyber coup’.
According to a blog post just before the inauguration, all 100 members of the Senate, the world`s greatest deliberative body, and 90% of the House are tweeting on Twitter.
Cruz hasn’t introduced any legislation, but he’s tweeting about his petition to collect signatures in support of any attempt to impose a ban on assault weapons.
That’s better than former congressman Andrew Weiner who resigned back in 2011 after tweeting a photo of his assault weapon.
Houston congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee has a Twitter account, naturally.
But when we scrolled through her tweets, we couldn’t find anything about her latest recognition, as being the worst boss on capitol hill.
At least that’s what a Washington Times survey found after analyzing congressional pay records from the last ten years.
President Obama has a Twitter account. His campaign staff runs it, but you can tell his tweets. They’re signed ‘bo’. No comments, please.
And now the First Lady has jumped into the tweet-osphere. And, like her husband, the Obama 2012 campaign runs her account, writing just about all of her tweets.
But that shouldn’t surprise anyone. If you can lip-sync the national anthem, it must be okay to twit-sync your tweets.