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.