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 MarkeyDem senators demand Trump explain ties to Koch brothers Overnight Cybersecurity: Senators want info on 'stingray' surveillance in DC | Bills to secure energy infrastructure advance | GOP lawmaker offers cyber deterrence bill Overnight Tech: Alleged robocall kingpin testifies before Congress | What lawmakers learned | Push for new robocall rules | Facebook changes privacy settings ahead of new data law | Time Warner CEO defends AT&T merger at trial 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.