Mika Brzezinski Outs Senators Who Opposed Background Checks in Viral Tweets

This morning, Mika Brzezinski, co-host of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, individually tweeted the names of all 45 senators who voted against gun control measures Wednesday using hashtag #LACKOFLEADERSHIP. Joe Scarborough retweeted all of her posts.

Brzezinski first tweeted this morning:

Scarborough and Brzezinski have been on a rampage recently criticizing the NRA, and politicians who are not supporting background checks for purchases of guns online and at trade shows for fear of not being re-elected.

The senators who voted no — and their Twitter handles — are:

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.): @SenAlexander
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.): @KellyAyotte
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.): @SenJohnBarrasso
Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.): @MaxBaucus
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska): @SenatorBegich
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.): @RoyBlunt
Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.): @JohnBoozeman
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.): @SenatorBurr
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.): @SaxbyChambliss
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.): @SenDanCoats
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.): @TomCoburn
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.): @SenThadCochran
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.): @SenBobCorker
Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas): @JohnCornyn
Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho): @MikeCrapo
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): @SenTedCruz
Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.): @SenatorEnzi
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.): @SenatorFischer
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.): @JeffFlake
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.): @GrahamBlog
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): @ChuckGrassley
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): @SenOrrinHatch
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.): @SenatorHeitkamp
Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.): @SenDeanHeller
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.): @SenJohnHoeven
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.): @jiminhofe
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.): @SenatorIsakson
Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.): @Mike_Johanns
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.): @SenRonJohnson
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah): @SenMikeLee
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): @McConnellPress
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.): @JerryMoran
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska): @lisamurkowski
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): @SenRandPaul
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio): @robportman
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.): @SenMarkPryor
Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho): @SenatorRisch
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.): @SenPatRoberts
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): @marcorubio
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.): @SenatorTimScott
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.): SenatorSessions
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.): @SenShelbyPress
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.): @SenJohnThune
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.): @DavidVitter
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.): @SenatorWicker

Brzezinski’s tweeting of the senator’s names immediately went viral. Here’s just a sampling:

https://twitter.com/Rainbowdave2013/status/324891938530680832

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media Metrics

Social Media MetricsStarting September 4, work with a social media manager to monitor, measure and optimize your social media efforts! Danielle Brigida will teach your how to sift through web analytics, Facebook Insights, and Twitter mentions to develop a comprehensive reporting and tracking system for your brand. Register now!