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Enlarge / Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) (credit: Talk Radio News Service / Flickr)

Twitter is locked in an escalating feud with the Republican Party after locking the campaign Twitter account of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Republicans accused Twitter of anti-conservative bias and vowed to stop spending ad money on Twitter until the company relented and restored the @team_mitch Twitter account.

The controversy began after the McConnell campaign posted a video on Twitter showing protestors shouting violent threats at a Monday rally outside the McConnell family home.

"Just stab the motherfucker in the heart please," shouted one woman in a video that was also aired on Fox News. Another protestor mocked McConnell's recent shoulder surgery, saying that the senator "should have broken his little, raggedy, wrinkled-ass neck."

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