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May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is either a) his white hair b) his preference for cowboy boots or c) "Big John."

And yet, that’s exactly what Cornyn is, according to an analysis done by Hamilton Place Strategies of the first three months (and 157,757 tweets!) of social media activity by members of Congress.

Cornyn, in fact, ran circles – tweeted circles?

Between January 1 and March 31, Cornyn sent a whopping 2,198 tweets, more than double the second-place Republican finisher (Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs at 1,006 tweets. )

The most active tweeter on the Democratic side was Pennsylvania Rep. Dwight Evans (no, not the Red Sox great) who sent 1,740 tweets over the first three months of 2021.

But it’s the sheer number of tweets from Cornyn that stand out in the HPS analysis.

As Texas Monthly noted earlier this week Cornyn’s pace breaks down to roughly one tweet for every hour of the day.

“Cornyn’s tweets come in a variety of forms: the personal (remember his brisket?), the cryptic (often unattributed excerpts from articles he’s read), 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).

What’s clear is that Cornyn expects other politicians to meet the high bar he has set for tweeting.

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