Christian MP Jacob Rees-Mogg Attacked on Twitter

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: July 10, 2021

Twitter allowed politician James Dornan to personally attack his Christian colleague MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. After high profile conservative Mr Rees-Mogg tweeted a video about the upcoming Nationality and Borders Bill, Mr Dornan responded stating: "Hope you remember this the next time you go to confession. You and your cronies are already responsible for the deaths of thousands and you're now happy to see the most desperate people in the world suffer and drown. If your god exists you will undoubtedly rot in hell." Consequently, the post was reported to the Standards Commission for Scotland. The conservative party is now asking for an apology.

Stephan Kerr MSP and chief of the Conservative Party in Scotland has now criticised his Dornan's action asking for an apology. He stated: "These comments from James Dornan were poisonous and beyond the pale. He is well known for his outbursts on Twitter but this vitriol simply has no place in respectful political debate. Fresh from his fake claims about Lothian Buses discriminating against Catholics, this gaffe-prone MSP has once again shown his nasty side and shamefully brought religion into his anger at a fellow elected representative."

"It is clear that he wasn't interested in adhering to the MSPs' Code of Conduct when posting this reply, which is why this post has now been reported to the Standards Commissioner. James Dornan must urgently apologise for this wholly unacceptable and abusive behaviour immediately", Kerr continued. 

In response to Kerr Dornan's Party, SNP stated: "The Scottish Tories' desperation to pass judgment on a tweet while utterly failing to condemn the immigration regime of their bosses in the Westminster Government speaks volumes. While some people appear determined to be offended regardless of what SNP politicians say, there are fewer things more offensive than a policy which threatens to jail desperate refugees for the crime of trying to save their own lives - and the lives of their infant children - and it is essential such callous policies are called out."

Since the incident Mr Dornan restricted the visibility of his tweets, resulting in only people whom he follows being able to see those. Scotland's Standards Commission has been contacted for comment. 


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