Just days after suspending the account of a White House scientist who questioned the efficacy of a universal mask mandate, Twitter has now reportedly frozen the account of the account of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan after he praised the success of a physical wall in deterring criminal activity at the Southwest U.S. border.
“[Customs and Border Protection] and [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,” Morgan had tweeted, in a screen shot shared by The Federalist.
That tweet earned him a ban from Twitter along with a notice saying he’d violated the social media platform’s rules against discriminatory hate speech.
“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.
Except that nothing in Morgan’s tweet, which never singled anyone out on the basis or race or ethnicity, violates that rule. In fact, Morgan’s tweet doesn’t even take aim at all illegal aliens, but rather the dangerous drug smugglers, traffickers and gangs that exploit large open areas of our border every day. In fact, Morgan's Twitter page is filled with pro-wall tweets in which the commissioner has praised the effectiveness of border walls in stopping crime and illegal immigration, none of which had led to his getting banned before.
“If you look at the tweet in question again, every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, and pedophiles from entering our country. It’s just a fact,” Morgan told The Federalist.
“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,” he added. “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.”