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 TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal 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 PompeoChristie, Pompeo named co-chairs of GOP redistricting group America needs a new strategy for Pacific Island Countries Harris to hold fundraiser for McAuliffe ahead of Virginia governor's race 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.

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Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioMilley says calls to China were 'perfectly within the duties' of his job Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE (R-Fla.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMore than 10,000 migrants await processing under bridge in Texas Senators slow Biden with holds at Pentagon, State The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails MORE (R-Texas) also expressed their displeasure with Twitter’s decision.

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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.

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“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 CrenshawGOP seeks Biden referendum over vaccine mandates The Memo: Biden comes out punching on COVID-19 The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by AT&T - Texas's near abortion ban takes effect MORE (R-Texas) tweeted.

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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.