Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert temporarily suspended her Twitter feed on Wednesday, only to have Twitter overturn her decision later in the day.
Boebert, who began his first term in the house, on Wednesday voted against impeaching President Donald Trump in the House. Twitter shut down Boebert’s account after posting a tweet about former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who went against Trump in 2016.
“Hillary should think that it should prepare the DNC to hold elections successfully by 2020.”
Bobert’s tweet was reinstated with a label stating, “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this tweet cannot be retweeted, or liked because of the risk of violence.”
In a statement sent to Newsweek On Wednesday, Twitter said it made a mistake in closing Boebert’s account.
A Twitter spokesman said, “In this instance, our teams took the wrong enforcement action.” “The tweet in question is now labeled according to our Civic Integrity Policy. The tweet will not need to be deleted and the account will not be temporarily locked.”
After returning his account online, Boebert considered the Twitter decision to be part of a larger censorship movement against conservatives.
Boebert posted on social media on Wednesday, “Twitter closed my account without any explanation.” “They do this to thousands of conservatives every day. When the press reported the ban, it was lifted. How about the thousands of Americans who have imposed the ban and are never heard from again?”
Bobert’s Wednesday tweet backed up Trump’s outspoken claims that the 2020 election results were fake. Trump has repeatedly claimed that grand-scale voter fraud by Democrats allowed President-Elect Joe Biden to appear to win the election. Several lawsuits were filed on behalf of Trump’s campaign to reverse the election results. Most of those lawsuits were not successful.
Trump alleges that he actually won the election and that there may be a violent riot at the US Capitol Building in January. During a speech at the DC Stop the Stolen Rally, Trump encouraged thousands of his supporters to visit the Capitol during congressional certification of Biden’s victory at Electoral College. The rioters broke the doors of the Capitol, forcing several MPs to hide. Five people were held responsible for the riots.
On Wednesday, the House voted to approve an article of impeachment against Trump alleging that he was guilty of “inciting violence against the United States.” Bobert voted against Trump’s impeachment during the summer of 2020, citing Democrats’ tacit approval for demonstrations against racism and police culture.
“Make no mistake here” Boebert said, with the hypocrisy of the left on full display.
The impeachment motion was passed by the House by 232–197 votes. Ten members of the GOP broke ranks with their party to vote in favor of Trump’s removal.