Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) called to his Twitter followers to help him reach 3 million followers, and it has not gone the way he’d probably have hoped.
On Monday afternoon, McCain urged his followers to “spread the word” and help his account reach 3 million followers. The call came just just days after McCain voted in favor of the controversial Republican tax bill, and Twitter was quick to remind of him that.
“We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!” McCain wrote.
We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 4, 2017
Following the tweet, McCain began losing followers at a rapid pace. He started with 2,999,926 followers on Monday afternoon, and as of 4:15 ET on Monday he had already dropped to 2,988,876.
That means he’s losing more than 180 followers per hour. The tweet has also been thoroughly ratioed–with 11,000 comments compared to just 747 retweets and 2,100 likes as of Monday evening.
[email protected] asked for people to help him reach 3 million followers. The exact opposite is happening right now. pic.twitter.com/nIHJXopzOM
— Andrew Wyrich (@AndrewWyrich) December 4, 2017
Much of Twitter’s rage seemed directed toward his vote on the Republican tax bill, which was passed early Saturday morning by a slim margin, despite being laden with handwritten notes and changes.
Unfollowed… should have reconsidered that tax scam vote.. 💁🏻
— Lacy 🌊 (@staygold8512) December 4, 2017
👏👏👏 @gettinnoticedmo @SenJohnMcCain I actually just unfollowed you not for begging for more followers but because of that #TaxScam fiasco you supported
— Michelle Stewart (@minerva411) December 4, 2017
You still can redeem yourself and VOTE NO on the awful #TaxScamBill next time. That should get you there.
— The Desert Sage (@RealKenBeegle) December 4, 2017
I just unfollowed @SenJohnMcCain.
Please retweet to show him what we think of his shenanigans with the #TaxScamBill and Twitter.#Resistance #Resist #TheResistance #GeeksResist #FBR
— Monty Boa (@MontyBoa99) December 4, 2017
It appears hundreds have just unfollowed you, bc of your vote on the tax bill. Well, hundreds + 1 now.
— dag (@DoggyKittyRescu) December 4, 2017
How Practical is it to live off of Bitcoin?
Yeah, screw the middle class, no worries, but lets’s get MORE TWITTER followers.
Could it get any more trite?
This is the new America☺️
— Long Strange Trip (@tutlax44) December 4, 2017
Will the carnage ever stop?