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Kathy Griffin on Twitter: 'I Feel A Responsibility to Keep Talking About This Abuse of Power'

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Griffin isn't keeping quiet any longer.

Kathy Griffin let forth a series of more than 50 tweets last night, following her name being mentioned by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at a press conference related to the ending of Roseanne, incidentally held on the one-year anniversary of her controversial Trump severed head photograph.

Among the points Griffin touched upon, she promised she's been "writing and pitching" in hopes of gaining a "regular presence on TV again" after becoming the entertainment industry's "Kryptonite."

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"One year ago today my Trump photo was released. I have planned on doing this thread for a while but the fact that Sarah Sanders brought my name up at the podium today makes it even more appropriate for me to share some thoughts on what happened," she began.

She explains she'd thought the backlash to the severed head photograph would last a day, maybe two, but that she was unprepared for the brutal education in the power of the Trump administration she'd receive.

"I learned that day the power of the presidency and the power of the Trump machine. Immediately the death threats started pouring in again but more violent and serious than the previous night. The news networks broke into their programming to put his tweet up," she wrote.

Griffin isn't going anywhere, though. She writes about how she organized some tour dates, including one at Carnegie Hall, which sold out in hours, and began to organize more shows across the country, despite the intense pressure being put on her by the Trump administration.

"I could sell a lot more tour tickets if I just stopped talking about all of this and focused on telling jokes about the Kardashians," she said. "But I feel a responsibility to keep talking about this abuse of power because one day it's not going to be a famous comic that deals with this."

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