Republican Never Trump and incumbent Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) threatened violence against a popular cartoon cat Twitter account named @catturd2 (or commonly referred to as Catturd) on a Ukrainian meme.
catturd is an anonymous right-wing satirical social media account and has just over one million followers. The account was frequently retweeted by all 45e President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Catturd is also known to have led a #CatturdForTwitterCEO campaign on Twitter. Catturd and Elon Musk retweet each other’s Tweets.
Let’s face it, I’m still the best choice for CEO of Twitter…
Because I’m a dick and I admit it.
— Catturd™ (@catturd2) November 15, 2022
Kinzinger was one of ten Republicans led by Rep. Liz Cheney who voted to impeach President Donald J Trump, accusing him of “inciting insurrection” for his alleged role in the Capitol protest.
Below is the tweet that prompted Rep. Kinzinger to respond with the following response: “Literally wrong. If I met you in person, it wouldn’t end well…for you. Sick. Trolls who have never done anything in their life claim to be patriots and mock true warriors.
Literal evil. If I met you in person, it wouldn’t end well…for you. Sick
Trolls who have never done anything in their life pretend to be patriots and make fun of true warriors. pic.twitter.com/NrAhC4eAfW
— Adam Kinzinger #fella (@AdamKinzinger) November 22, 2022
In typical Catturd fashion, the response to Kinzinger was demeaningly comical. “A sitting congressman is threatening violence against a US citizen for laughing at a meme he found funny. 😂 I can’t stop laughing at this baby.
— Catturd™ (@catturd2) November 23, 2022
Catturd then insinuated that Congressman Kinzinger was “tweeting drunk.”
I’m collapsing so early tonight that a drunk Adam Kinzinger will probably tweet again.
LITERAL EVIL! 😂
— Catturd™ (@catturd2) November 22, 2022
Other social media influencers then took to Twitter to poke fun at Kinzinger.
You know you’ve hit rock bottom when you start threatening a cat🤣 @catturd2 https://t.co/GVMpE5A36O
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) November 22, 2022
Threatening to beat “catturd” is the closest thing Adam has seen to fighting https://t.co/j0A5OXnqDR
— Pedro L. Gonzalez (@emeriticus) November 22, 2022
— The right to wear memes (@grandoldmemes) November 22, 2022