US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan was suspended from Twitter on Wednesday following a post he made stating the benefits of the wall on the US-Mexico border, according to a report released by The Federalist.
“According to screenshots shared exclusively with The Federalist, Twitter locked Morgan’s account Wednesday afternoon for apparently violating platform rules governing ‘hateful conduct’ after the commissioner attempted to tweet about the wall’s benefits,” the publication reported.
Morgan tweeted that, “every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators and drugs from entering our country.”
Morgan received an email from Twitter explaining his suspension stating: “You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.” Speaking to The Federalist, Morgan claimed that Twitter had blocked the post and reprimanded him without consultation with the Department of Homeland Security.
“I’m sure somebody on that Twitter team has heard that everyone that illegally enters are just good people looking for a better way of life,” Morgan stated. “The American people ultimately don’t get to hear the truth because someone at Twitter, based on their own ideology, pushed a button to prevent the truth from coming out.” Morgan made an appearance on Fox News, speaking to host Tucker Carlson about the suspension. “What they were trying to censor was my message that I’ve been trying to get to the American people, about how successful this President has been.”
Twitter later informed Morgan that the company had made an error and restored access to his account.
On Twitter, he posted that “Twitter LOCKED my account for informing the American people about the WALL Twitter DENIED my appeal of their BIASED CENSORSHIP The American People RESPONDED and stood up for FREE SPEECH Twitter states that they made an ERROR and restores access This. Must. Stop.“