After wife softpedals Capitol siege, Cord Byrd dumps Twitter

Cord Byrd
A Northeast Florida legislator and his wife have flown the Twitter coop.

A Northeast Florida legislator and his politically active wife have flown the Twitter coop after controversy about their comments about the violence at the Capitol in Washington D.C. this week.

Esther Byrd, a former candidate for Neptune Beach City Council, is the wife of Rep. Cord Byrd, currently the Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and Chair of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Subcommittee. She announced on Facebook the Byrds were leaving the social media platform.

“We deactivated our Twitter accounts today. I hope every conservative will do the same,” Mrs. Byrd posted Friday.

Rep. Byrd’s account indeed is no longer active.

The deactivation came after a call to her Facebook friends to forsake Twitter and Facebook for a more unfettered form of social media.

“Wow, y’all, Apple and Android phones have shut Parler (apps down). This is incredible! Try accessing it in a browser! I really hope all the Patriots are on Parler or making the switch. To continue to give Facebook and Twitter our ‘business’ is incredibly self-defeating. The trolls are annoying and the censorship is un-American. Please join us!”

As order broke down Wednesday in D.C., Mrs. Byrd asserted that complaints about Donald Trump supporters brawling with the Capitol Police reflected a double standard.

“ANTIFA and BLM can burn and loot buildings and violently attack police and citizens,” Byrd remarked on her personal Facebook page. “But when Trump supporters peacefully protest, suddenly ‘Law and Order’ is all they can talk about! I can’t even listen to these idiots bellyaching about solving our differences without violence.”

Those comments came after another incendiary post.

“In the coming civil wars (We the People vs the Radical Left and We the People cleaning up the Republican Party), team rosters are being filled. Every elected official in DC will pick one. There are only 2 teams… With Us [or] Against Us,” Byrd mused. “We the People will NOT forget!”

Byrd is entering his third term representing Nassau County and the Jacksonville beach communities.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


3 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    January 9, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Byrd you are Compromised and brainwashed and braindead! We will not forget that you are a paranoid delusional racist sexist sociopath! Pathetic! Suckered by the goptrump death cult! Get out Byrd. And take Rutherford with you!

  • Tina Schneider

    January 9, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    Well his wife sounds scary and crazy! Do we really want this guy representing us?

  • Michael Hoffmann

    January 9, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Thank you, A.G., for keeping us apprised of these two self-styled Parrots, er, Patriots.

    The voters who live at the Duval beaches and keep sending Byrd to Tallahassee are going to regret it if Byrd and the firearms radicals make Florida an open carry state, like Michigan. This is their goal.

    To think that Q-Anon and Proud Boy apologist Cord Byrd is in two leadership roles in the area of criminal justice in Tallahassee this year!

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