Gov. DeSantis’ press secretary locks Twitter account after ‘harassment & threats’

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Pushaw described the harassment as a 'disgusting' and 'deranged.'

Christina Pushaw, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new press secretary, locked her Twitter account on Thursday after she was harassed and threatened on the social media platform.

In a tweet she posted Thursday, the conservative journalist turned press secretary said the threats began after she announced her new gig with the DeSantis administration. Pushaw described the “waves” of harassment as “disgusting” and “deranged.”

“Hopefully it’s temporary,” Pushaw tweeted. “I have a lot of work to do & a lot to learn, so it’s better this way for now.”

In a later tweet, Pushaw included a screenshot of a tweet she received that said “your death would not be a tragedy.”

Pushaw’s Twitter bio now says “temporarily locked” and references John 15:18 in the Bible.

“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first,” the scripture reads in the New International Version of the Bible.

Pushaw has worked as a freelance journalist with articles appearing in conservative outlets such as The National Interest and Human Events. She also has a background in public policy and international political communication.

Pushaw is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history, and Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a master’s degree in international relations and economics.

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado covers news out of the Florida State Capitol. After a go with the U.S. Army, the Orlando-native attended the University of Central Florida and earned a degree in American Policy and National Security. His past bylines include WMFE-NPR and POLITICO Florida. He'd love to hear from you. You can reach Jason by email ([email protected]) or on Twitter at @byJasonDelgado.


3 comments

  • Tom Palmer

    May 20, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Everyone calm down and behave. Personal attacks are inappropriate,

  • Webmistress EMC

    May 21, 2021 at 3:33 am

    Pushaw has been “harassed” because she moved up from “conservative media consultant” (freelancing, I presume) to “governor’s new press secretary.” It’s because she’s been part of the Florida government campaign to slag, impugn and dox flawed whistleblower Rebekah Jones, along with a journalist from Meghan McCain’s husband’s online magazine, National Review.

  • Jay

    May 21, 2021 at 8:44 am

    This article fails to mention that Pushaw has gone on the offensive, unprompted, at constituents with public profiles who are critics of DeSantis’ policies. One such constituent was directly singled out by DeSantis and his staff, and they abused state power by having law enforcement unlawfully stop and temporarily detain him without any warrant whatsoever in order to prevent him from asking questions at a public event. Florida has Sunshine Laws, they’re there for the public to be able to hold their government accountable. This administration flouts them every single day.

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