Yesterday, the Federalist broke the news that Twitter suspended U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan for “a post celebrating the success of the U.S. southern border wall keeping violent criminals from reaching American communities.”
Commissioner Morgan tweeted a picture of border wall construction along with “CBP & [the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] continue to build new wall every day. Every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators, and drugs from entering our country. It’s a fact, walls work.”
Apparently this was the tweet (or one of the tweets) that led to Commissioner Morgan's suspension.
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.
“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,” Twitter wrote in an email explaining the suspension. As is clear from the banned post’s text, the commissioner did not threaten anyone based on race, national origin, or anything else.”
Yesterday afternoon, Commissioner Morgan says he was allowed back into his account. He posted a statement writing,
"Twitter is out of control in their clear bias against this administration and their blatant censorship of anything that may go against the polices of those who sit in cubicles in Silicon Valley. America is going down a dangerous road if we do not stand up for free speech and free thought – regardless of our beliefs...”
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley weighed in on the matter.