PR veteran 'joins the flock' at Twitter

In the tweet, he gave a shout-out to Colin Crowell, a former senior counsel to the leader of the Federal Communications Commission and a longtime lead staffer to then-Rep. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Overnight Regulation: Dems claim 50 votes in Senate to block net neutrality repeal | Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule | Trump wants to loosen rules on bank loans | Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals Dems say they have 50 votes in Senate to overrule net neutrality repeal MORE (D-Mass.). Crowell became the vice president of global public policy at Twitter in 2011.

Within minutes of Wexler’s personal announcement, Crowell posted congratulations to his former Hill colleague, “Delighted to welcome Nu @Wexler to @TwitterDC team! #JointheFlock” he wrote.

Wexler most recently worked as the flack for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and also held posts in other House and Senate offices and committees.

Twitter announced on Friday it would also step up its political involvement, hiring its first in-house lobbyist and forming a political action committee called Twitter#PAC.