Pompeo, Cruz and other Trump allies condemn Twitter’s ban on president


Lawmakers and a civil liberties group are speaking out against Twitter’s decision on Friday to permanently ban President TrumpDonald TrumpMcConnell circulates procedures for second Senate impeachment trial of Trump Trump suggests building own platform after Twitter ban Poll: 18 percent of Republicans support Capitol riots MORE from its platform. 

Twitter decided to ban Trump for violation of its glorification of violence policy. Many on the right have taken to Twitter to speak out against this decision. 

Mike PompeoMike PompeoSanders defends push to impeach Trump: Insurrection won’t be tolerated Pompeo meets with Biden nominee for State as part of transition Ben Carson dismisses 25th Amendment talk: ‘As a nation we need to heal’ MORE, Secretary of State, tweeted that “Silencing speech is dangerous. It’s un-American. Sadly, this isn’t a new tactic of the Left” and compared Twitter to the Chinese Communist Party.

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCori Bush introduces legislation to sanction, remove all House members who supported election challenges Pelosi’s office vandalized after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol GOP lawmakers plead for calm, urge Trump to help restore order amid Capitol violence MORE (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden says Cruz, other Republicans responsible for ‘big lie’ that fueled Capitol mob Multiple Democratic senators call for Cruz and Hawley to resign Third-ranking Senate Democrat calls on Hawley, Cruz to resign after Capitol attack MORE (R.-Tex) also expressed their displeasure with Twitter’s decision.

Republican Congressmen all described Twitter’s decision as big tech overreach and censorship.

Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) also briefly changed her profile picture to one of Trump.

“For the few liberals left in the Democrat party: work with us to protect our most sacred rights. This must be our greatest priority,” Republican Congressman Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawCrenshaw says Trump amped up Capitol mob: ‘People were lied to’ For NY Times, no news is fit to print about Rep. Swalwell and a spy Crenshaw releases ‘Georgia Reloaded’ ad in which he fights antifa MORE from Texas tweeted.

American Civil Liberties Union Senior Legislative Counsel Kate Ruane also put out a statement about Twitter’s decision saying the “unchecked power” tech has should concern everyone.

Ruane added that Trump has the ability to take his message elsewhere, but “Black, Brown, and LBGTQ activists” won’t have the same resources if social media platforms censor them.

Twitter has also suspended Trump’s campaign account and digital director for attempting to let Trump use their accounts to have a platform on the site. Twitter will continue to ban any accounts that try to help Trump get back to its platform. 





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