It is not “Congress’ most prolific tweeter.” 

And but, that is precisely what Cornyn is, in accordance with an analysis done by Hamilton Place Strategies of the primary three months (and 157,757 tweets!) of social media exercise by members of Congress.

Cornyn, in actual fact, ran circles — tweeted circles? — round his competitors.  Between January 1 and March 31, Cornyn despatched a whopping 2,198 tweets, greater than double the second-place Republican finisher (Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs at 1,006 tweets.)

The most energetic tweeter on the Democratic aspect was Pennsylvania Rep. Dwight Evans (no, not the Red Sox great) who despatched 1,740 tweets over the primary three months of 2021.

Interestingly, Cornyn was considered one of six senators within the prime 10 GOP tweeters. Only Chuck Schumer, who despatched the tenth most tweets on the Democratic aspect, broke into the highest 10 for congressional Democrats.

But it is the sheer variety of tweets from Cornyn that stand out within the HPS evaluation. As Texas Monthly noted earlier this week Cornyn’s tempo breaks all the way down to roughly one tweet for each hour of the day. Every day between January 1 and March 31. 
And what’s he tweeting? Again, Texas Monthly provides some insight
“Cornyn’s tweets are available a wide range of types: the non-public (remember his brisket?), the cryptic (usually unattributed excerpts from articles he is learn), and the snarky (“It’s summer, Chuck,” he wrote in response to a 2019 tweet from Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer noting that July was the hottest month ever recorded on the planet). Sometimes Cornyn wants to push a policy position such as border reform, sometimes he wants to let you into his life, and sometimes he just wants to make fun of his rivals with a beer.”
What’s clear is that Cornyn expects different politicians to satisfy the excessive bar he has set for tweeting. He recently made national headlines when he quoted a Politico story that mentioned President Joe Biden’s tweets have been “limited” and “unimaginably conventional,” including: “Invites the question: is he really in charge?”

Does it?

The Point: Cornyn clearly loves Twitter. But perhaps he loves it an excessive amount of?



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