US Congressmen Jim Himes from Connecticut runs quite a Twitter account.
He retweeted an article about a library in Indiana that called for a book review of the Teen collection.
It seems that Republicans assumed a majority of seats on the Board of Trustees of Hamilton East Public Library. Their first order of business was to update the library’s collection development policy.
The new book selection policy added the following verbiage, “for children and teens, the library will work to ensure that collections are age appropriate."
Library staff panicked, and claimed half of the books in the teen section would end up getting moved to the adult section or perhaps removed from the shelves altogether under the new policy. Especially since the new Republicans on Board of Trustees would now have a say.
Himes called Republican efforts to relocate pornographic books to the adult section something that "the Taliban, the Iranian regime, and the Chinese communist party do.”
Himes was roasted in the replies on social media.
The only reply that included pictures of the kinds of library books in question was buried by Twitter. You have to scroll through all of the replies, click “Show more replies”, scroll again, and then click "Show additional replies, including those that may contain offensive content” before you can actually see it.
As one commenter said, "Moving books from the Kids and Teen section to the Adult section is hardly “Level: North Korea”, Jimbo."