Update: A spokesperson for Twitter on Friday afternoon said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account was locked in error.
“We use a combination of technology and human review to enforce the Twitter Rules across the service,” the spokesperson said. “In this case, our automated systems took enforcement action on the account referenced in error. This action has been reversed, and access to the account has been reinstated.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) office confirmed Friday that the congresswoman has been locked out of her personal Twitter account, with no reason provided, as a House Democrat introduced a resolution to expel Greene.
“No reason given from Twitter after multiple attempts to contact them,” a spokesman for her office told The Epoch Times.
Meanwhile, Greene’s campaign said that Twitter “has banned her personal account of 380,000 followers without explanation” on the same day that “Democrats in Congress are moving to expel” her. “This move eliminated any possibility for Congresswoman Greene to defend her reputation, her seat, and most importantly the votes of 230,000 Georgians in the 14th District on the Twitter platform. This is yet another attempt by the Silicon Valley Cartel to silence voices that speak out against their far-left woke orthodoxy,” the statement read.
It takes a two-thirds supermajority to expel a member of Congress, meaning that a significant number of House Republicans would have to join Democrats to vote on the resolution.
Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) on Friday morning introduced a resolution on the House floor to expel Greene due to social media posts she made when she was a private citizen.
Greene should be removed from office because she “had previously supported social media posts calling for political violence against the Speaker of the House, members of Congress, and former President Barack Obama.” More than 72 Democrats support the resolution, according to his office.
House Democrats led a successful effort to strip Greene of her political committee assignments over her previous social media posts and comments. Previously, Greene denounced the move as a form of “cancel culture” that is intended to silence conservative voices.
“These were words of the past, and these things do not represent me,” she said at the time, referring to her past social media posts. “They do not represent my district, and they do not represent my values.”
And when several Republican House members voted alongside Democrats to strip her of her assignments, Greene lamented how some “Republicans in the ranks” are “voting against one of their own, opening the door for Democrats to go after every single Republican next.” She added, “That really is a big betrayal and that could cost us the majority in ’22.”
The Epoch Times has contacted Twitter for comment.
Since January, Twitter and Facebook have banned or locked out several prominent conservative figures and groups, including former President Donald Trump, Project Veritas, Kevin Sorbo, The Gateway Pundit, and others. Project Veritas and The Gateway Pundit both reported that Twitter provided no explanation for the ban, while Sorbo, after he was banned from Facebook, made a similar claim.