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A Brief History Of David Leyonhjelm Being Rinsed On Twitter

Never been mad online.

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Libertarian senator David Leyonhjelm, who was first elected to the Senate because people mistakenly thought he was in a different party, loves to engage with people on the social media website Twitter.

If you want to know why women marched....

Like this time, when he delightfully tried to have a go at progressive campaigner and advertising director Dee Madigan over the women's march.

@deemadigan @James_Jeffrey So is that why they had signs to look like vulvas?

@DavidLeyonhjelm you really are a dickhead @James_Jeffrey

@deemadigan If you call me names that will make me a victim. And you're on the side of victims, aren't you?

@DavidLeyonhjelm nah, being a dickhead doesn't make you a victim, it makes you a dickhead.

As you'll notice, both sides hashed it out.

@deemadigan OK, in that case you're dumber than a dickhead. And not a victim either.

Until... whoah mumma.

@DavidLeyonhjelm I was smart enough to turn down your offer to run me for the senate, David. Or did you forget about that?

It's definitely not the first time the attention seeking senator has been owned online. Remember when he got in an argument with this guy over Switzerland's gun laws?

@nickschadegg Utter crap. No connection whatsoever.

@DavidLeyonhjelm Most gun possession in SU happens via military personnel taking home their guns after service.

@nickschadegg More utter crap. You have never been there or asked someone who has. I have.

At this point most people would've backed off.

@DavidLeyonhjelm Yes I have. I'm a Swiss citizen and I've lived there.

Not the senator.

Oh dear...

@DavidLeyonhjelm Here's my Swiss ID card, you lovely man.

The senator is also regularly trolled for inconsistencies in his ultra hardcore stance on free speech.

Then there's the whole gun thing.

@DavidLeyonhjelm can I ask you a legit question about guns?

@DavidLeyonhjelm do you like to smooch them.

It's now Australia's national sport.

Lame attempt to ride the outrage wave my friend. Go home

It's rinsing David Leyonhjelm online.

@DavidLeyonhjelm is this a chapter from a self-help book you're reading?

Mark Di Stefano is a media and politics correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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