Republicans’ Impostor Tweets on Dem ‘Budget’ Elicit Muted Reaction

Political shenanigans on Twitter have gotten plenty of attention lately. But so far, the National Republican Senatorial Committee hasn’t felt much heat over a slew of impostor tweets it blasted out early this week.

The NRSC on Monday posted a series of retweets under the names of prominent Democrats. The posts all referenced a “new” Senate Democratic budget proposal and website —

President Obama, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, ex-Democratic Party Chairman Tim Kaine, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, Montana Sen. Jon Tester and the Senate Democratic caucus as a whole were all quoted as touting this supposed budget.

“Proud of fellow Democrats for launching budget website today!” the “RT” — or retweet — from Tester said.

However, the link to the budget website didn’t go anywhere because the website was not real. Senate Democrats have not unveiled a budget plan and the Democrats quoted by the NRSC never actually wrote those things

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