House Judiciary Democrats Launch Twitter Account
By Fahima Haque | February 4, 2022 6:17 pm

The House Judiciary Committee Democrats on Friday entered the world of Twitter.

The first tweet on @HouseJudDems on the micro-blogging website linked to a letter that asks House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) for a hearing on gun safety in light of the in Tucson, Ariz., shooting spree that severely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and killed six in January. Their feed also includes other statements and news related to the panel.

The use of Twitter, and other social networking sites like Facebook, has become popular in Washington political circles. President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and a long list of other elected officials all use Twitter regularly.

So far, 26 users are following the feed and the House Judiciary Democrats are following 21 users. The House Judiciary Democrats are led by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan.

The story has been corrected to reflect that the Twitter feed has 26 followers, not five.

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