The Honorable Tom Reed’s Fake Twitter Account

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported on The Honorable Tom Reed’s fake twitter account on which he pretends to be John Plumb, and posts made-up comments that he contributes to Plumb. He follows Donald Trump’s playbook and gives his opponent a nickname: “DC John Plumb”. You can read the article by following this link. Reed’s campaign has also created a fake “DC John Plumb for Congress” Facebook page, and a website with the same name. At least the website has the disclaimer that says “PAID FOR BY TOM REED FOR CONGRESS”.

twitterThe Twitter account has been frozen by Twitter, but the Facebook page  and the Website are still active. Each have slanted comments about Plumb’s service to our country, and  the continuing lie about Plumb having only a “vacation” home in our congressional district. (There is only one congressional candidate who has an apartment in Washington, DC, and has a summer home in the NY23rd. According to Steuben County’s assessment roll, “Thomas W Reed II” owns a “seasonal waterfront” residence in the Town of Pulteney.)

Reed says that having the fake twitter account is a “a good use of resources’’.  Most believe it is to divert attention away from his dismal legislation record in his three terms in congress.

Voters want information about each candidate so they can decide who would best represent them in Washington. Seeing that Reed feels the ends (being re-elected to Congress) justifies the means (lying to his constituents) tells the voters volumes about Reed’s standards.

About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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5 Responses to The Honorable Tom Reed’s Fake Twitter Account

  1. whungerford says:

    If is crooked.


  2. Deb Meeker says:

    One could say the Copycat Tom Reed’s fake Facebook account. As, for awhile now a parody page of Reed’s foibles and mendacity has been growing in readership for quite awhile now. Must be the “Rep Tom Reed Memes” Facebook page gave him the idea. As usual though – Republican humor is an oxymoron and the Reed’s “DC John” page is a dismal failure.


  3. catkestler says:

    Tom Reed has proven himself to be a dismal failure to the NY 23rd District.
    His juvenile antics are just a clue to the levels he will stoop to. Desperate measures from a desperate man that can read the writing on the wall…


  4. Wayne Davidson says:

    When you are Republican and are losing you have to cheat.


  5. Pingback: Rep. Tom Reed lies about John Plumb, again | New NY 23rd

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