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Upcoming Devin Nunes speech sparks a cattle call of sorts — even mooing

Fresno Bee logoFresno Bee 3/21/2019 By Bryant-Jon Anteola, The Fresno Bee
Devin Nunes wearing a suit and tie: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) listens to testimony before the House Permanent Select Commitee on Intelligence related to the Russian cyber attack and investigations into wiretapping, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2017. © Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) listens to testimony before the House Permanent Select Commitee on Intelligence related to the Russian cyber attack and investigations into wiretapping, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2017.

FRESNO, Calif. — Rep. Devin Nunes might want to watch out for cows.

They could be coming the politician’s way during an upcoming speaking engagement.

After a post circulated about Nunes’ scheduled appearance as a keynote speaker next month in Fresno, social media lit up Wednesday evening with suggestions that people attend the speech dressed up as a cow and “moo” at him.

“I’m not saying it would be hilarious if folks in Fresno showed up to this event just to moo. I’m not saying that at all,” tweeted television producer Andy Lassner, who has 359,000 Twitter followers.

The suggestions that troll Nunes, R-Calif., specifically with cow references come just two days after the news that he filed a lawsuit against Twitter and several of its users, and sought after $250 million in damages.

Among the Twitter users named in the lawsuit was the parody account “Devin Nunes’ cow,” which went from having 1,200 followers Monday to more than 542,000 as of Wednesday. Nunes’ official account, in comparison, has 396,000 followers.

The lawsuit accuses Twitter of hiding, punishing or “shadow-banning” posts with a conservative bent.

Nunes will be the featured speaker for the Lincoln Reagan Dinner, hosted by the Fresno County Republican Party, on April 11 at Pardini’s in northwest Fresno.

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