Pompeo, Cruz and other Trump allies condemn Twitter's ban on president

Lawmakers and a civil liberties group are speaking out against Twitter’s decision on Friday to permanently ban President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE from its platform. 

Twitter decided to ban Trump for violation of its glorification of violence policy. Many on the right have taken to Twitter to speak out against this decision. 

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMike PompeoSenate presses Biden's pick for secretary of State on Iran, China, Russia and Yemen US secretary of State on last day in office equates 'wokeness' with totalitarianism Trump's '1776 Report' released on MLK Day receives heavy backlash MORE tweeted, “Silencing speech is dangerous. It’s un-American. Sadly, this isn’t a new tactic of the Left” and compared Twitter to the Chinese Communist Party.


Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioJustice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges Author Ryan Girdusky: Ivanka Trump to face challenges in potential Senate run against Rubio Former Trump intel chief Coats introduces Biden nominee Haines at hearing MORE (R-Fla.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBlinken affirms plan to keep US embassy in Jerusalem The Intercept bureau chief: Biden's top candidate for DOJ antitrust division previously represented Google Attorneys urge Missouri Supreme Court to probe Hawley's actions before Capitol riot MORE (R-Texas) also expressed their displeasure with Twitter’s decision.


Many Republican members of congress described Twitter’s decision as an example of Big Tech overreach and censorship.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) also briefly changed her profile picture to one of Trump.


“For the few liberals left in the Democrat party: work with us to protect our most sacred rights. This must be our greatest priority,” Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawWyoming county votes to censure Liz Cheney for Trump impeachment vote GOP divided over Liz Cheney's future Crenshaw knocks Biden's stimulus: 'Stop plagiarizing the last relief bill' MORE (R-Texas) tweeted.


American Civil Liberties Union Senior Legislative Counsel Kate Ruane also put out a statement about Twitter’s decision, saying the “unchecked power” tech has should concern everyone.

Ruane added that Trump has the ability to take his message elsewhere but that “Black, Brown, and LGBTQ activists” won’t have the same resources if social media platforms censor them.

Twitter has also suspended Trump’s campaign account and digital director for attempting to let Trump use their accounts to have a platform on the site. Twitter will continue to ban any accounts that try to help Trump get back to its platform.