For Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), it might have been a passing comment. But for his many Twitter followers, it was a sign that it was time to jump ship.
On Monday, the 81-year-old McCain noticed that he was fewer than 100 Twitter followers shy of hitting 3 million. That’s when he decided to ask for more people to follow him.
Oddly enough, though, he made the request on Twitter, which meant that it only initially went out to people who were already following him. And his request made quite a few followers more than a little upset.
Rather than gain 74 more people, he got unfollowed by 20,000 in one day. Many of the people who commented on his tweet to tell him that they were unfollowing him cited his decision to support the Republican’s tax reform bill.
Amidst hundreds of angry comments toward McCain, at least one follower — a Roy Moore critic — stood up for him, though, even if they don’t like some of the things McCain doing in Congress.
Last week, McCain gave his reasoning on Twitter for voting for the GOP’s plan, saying, “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to support this Senate tax reform bill. I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families.”
“I take seriously the concerns some of my Senate colleagues have raised about the impact of this bill on the deficit. However, it’s clear this bill’s net effect on our economy would be positive. This is not a perfect bill, but is one that would deliver much-needed reform to our tax code, grow the economy, and help Americans keep more of their hard-earned money,” he concluded.
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