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 MarkeyEd MarkeyOvernight Tech: GOP chairman to propose high-skilled visa overhaul | Zuckerberg's 5,700 word letter | Tech lobbies gear up ahead of internet fight Senate Dem blasts GOP for trying to repeal broadband privacy rules Judge orders release of EPA nominee’s emails 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 BlumenthalRichard BlumenthalSenate Dems ask DHS inspector general for probe of Trump’s business arrangement If Gorsuch pick leads to 'crisis,' Dems should look in mirror first Senate Dems move to nix Trump's deportation order MORE (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.