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Rensselaer County Executive suspended from Twitter

Sep 14, 2021 4:30 am

A local politician was suspended briefly from Twitter on Sept. 12. Republican Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin was taken off his Twitter account for a few hours after writing a response to CNN media analyst Brian Stelter. He called him "vapid," "stupid," a "babbling idiot," "insipid" and a "wet-lipped moron." Gwen Wright, a Democrat, is running against McLaughlin on Nov. 2. The incumbent has spent many hours during his term berating others on Twitter. He wrote, "I’ve said way worse about Cuomo."