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Twitter Suspends Representative Jim Banks After Saying Transgender Biden Administration Official is a Man

Banks' comment came after the Biden administration made Dr. Rachel Levine a four-star admiral in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Twitter suspended Indiana Representative Jim Banks on Sunday for violating the social media company’s rules.

Last week, Dr. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary of health, was made a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Levine is transgender and was lauded by many media outlets as the first female to hold that ranking in the Commissioned Corps.

Responding to the U.S. surgeon general’s congratulations to Levine on her promotion, Banks wrote, “The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man.” 

“The post was removed with a reference to Twitter rules that include a ban on ‘targeted misgendering’ of transgender people,” ABC News reports. “Banks’ official Twitter account remained online Sunday but he wasn’t allowed to add new posts. His personal account with fewer followers remained active.”

Twitter contends that, by calling Levine a man, Banks violated their “hateful conduct policy,” which prohibits the promotion of “violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”

The policy bans the “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”

Banks defended his comment, saying in a statement:

“My tweet was a statement of fact. Big Tech doesn’t have to agree with me, but they shouldn’t be able to cancel me. If they silence me, they will silence you. We can’t allow Big Tech to prevent us from telling the truth.”

A Twitter spokesperson told CBS News via email that Banks’ account was temporarily locked for violating the hateful conduct policy.

“The account owner is required to delete the violative Tweet before regaining access to their account,” the spokesperson said.

Ruben Gonzales, executive director of the LGBTQ Victory Institute, said in a statement that Banks’ tweets were “an insult to every little girl who dreams of an America where public servants will treat them with respect and judge them by their accomplishments.”

Banks is a Republican and currently serves on the House Committee on Armed Services, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the House Committee on Education and Labor. He is also the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems.

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12 responses to “Twitter Suspends Representative Jim Banks After Saying Transgender Biden Administration Official is a Man”

  1. I was gonna say the same. They cry about Twitter while on Twitter. They like the lefty spotlight more than what they claim to be fighting for. Lefties are willing to die for their cause, republicans wouldn’t miss a meal for theirs.

  2. AndyfromWrexham says:

    What a bizarre and disappointing world we live in, when the truth is considered to be ‘Hate Speech’. It’s the same here in Britain and all the Anglosphere.

  3. Patrick1984 says:

    Levin is not The First Female Four Star Admiral, because Levin is not Female. We are living Orwell’s prophetic writings now. “Lies are Truth ” and “Ignorance is Strength”. I see how frightened and paranoid people are now . At UPMC, Home Depot, Lowes, and all the Big Corporation Stores . They have really got to them with this Vaccine Mandate Tyranny. I heard that, Field Marshall Goering was asked how they were able to get the German people to do all the things they did. He said, ” It was easy we just keep them in a constant state of fear”. This has all happened before . Most recently is Europe a hundred years ago. We made it out of the twentieth by the skin of our teeth. Clearly people have not learned shit.

  4. Masshole says:

    If you’re still using Twitter then you are part of the problem.

  5. Masshole says:

    I don’t see how this is a news story. While the Congressman was correct in his statement, I’m sure he knew he was explicitly violating the rules.

  6. Gene says:

    What kind of upside-down, clown world, bullshit is this? And how much longer are we supposed to just shut up and accept it?? This complete inversion of natural order and the Orwellian doublespeak used to defend and promote these agendas can’t go on forever. Or, they will, and it was nice while it lasted. All I know is that our ancestors would be ashamed of us!

  7. Wolv256 says:

    Mark Zuckerburg is NOT a man.

  8. Bittalion says:

    This is a symptom of allowing entities to weaponize suicidality.

  9. Kyrillos53 says:

    “Banks’ account was temporarily locked for violating the hateful conduct policy”.

    Literally what about his tweet was hateful? A fact isn’t hateful, it’s a fact.

    The problem is these people have no problem acting like they can see into a person’s heart and ascribing
    motive all willy nilly. You don’t have to agree with what the man said, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t hateful.

    Twitter just doesn’t want real women waking up and being like, “Oh yeah. They did give a biological man the honor of being the first female four star general…”

  10. Crowfficial says:

    Pathetic response from twitter, you can play pretend all you want, but biological facts can’t be disputed.

  11. Wolv256 says:

    Sue them!

  12. Toratiger says:

    Political interference constantly from these companies…SUE THEM OR ABANDON THEM