Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, a Republican, is being dragged around social media after implying in a Valentine’s Day-themed tweet that 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. Twitter responded by blocking replies, retweets and likes, saying the tweet may spur violence.
Rokita, one of Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders, published a meme on his personal account with floating red hearts and the text “You stole my heart like a 2020 election.” Below the text is a cartoon-like portrait of Donald Trump.
The social media giant slapped a banner at the bottom of the tweet saying that the meme contains a disputed claim of election fraud, and that it can’t be responded to “due to a risk of violence.”
Indiana Democrats responded to Rokita’s tweet Monday morning with their own. They described the state’s top lawyer as “one very, very sad individual.”
“It once again proves how the (Indiana GOP) would rather swear allegiance to one person rather than our nation and our values,” the tweet said.
Rokita in December urged the Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit Texas filed claiming that four states had unconstitutional election practices, claims that court ultimately rejected.
Check some of the responses below:
Todd Rokita, Mike Braun and Todd Young are all embarrassments to Indiana.
— Joey Cox (@coxfam0919) February 15, 2021
Todd Rokita is not fit to be the Attorney General of Indiana. I hope @GovHolcomb and @LGSuzanneCrouch will condemn such senseless action by an elected official in the Hoosier state. https://t.co/BxU8v87Tek
— Jake Kohlmeyer (@CuriouslyJake) February 15, 2021
Utterly unacceptable. Even Mitch McComnell has denounced the lie of a stolen election! @ToddRokitaIN should not be perpetuating this lie, even if this was done in jest. The attorney general for Indiana should know better. Shame on you, Todd Rokita!
— Jonathan Rienstra-Kiracofe (@Jon_RK1) February 15, 2021
— Jody Courtney (@jodycourtney) February 15, 2021
Todd Rokita, ladies and gentlemen. Inciting violence for a cheap laugh. As if what happened January 6 is t bad enough. Indiana politicians continue to display the lowest possible levels of class. pic.twitter.com/9hdryhstF3
— Rachel is cold🥶 (@rachelsemp) February 15, 2021
Todd Rokita likely violated ethics laws as Indiana's secretary of state by repeatedly accessing a Republican donor database from his government office, prompting party officials to lock him out of the system until he angrily complained, three former GOP officials told The AP.
— Finnius Krot (@FinniusK) February 15, 2021
Todd Rokita sucks and is a massive sack of shit but he loves Trump so most Hoosier voters probably love him. https://t.co/CYlUqd4cLc
— Doug Messel (@dougmessel) February 15, 2021