Twitter Suspends GOP Senator’s Account Over What’s in His Profile Picture

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This picture was worth way more than 1,000 words — especially for what it says about the way Twitter is apparently still conducting business.

Sen. Steve Daines, the Montana Republican and an outspoken critic of President Joe Biden, had his Twitter account suspended Monday over a profile picture that offended someone’s sensibilities.

Even though it’s a picture any hunter would be proud of.

In an email to The Western Journal on Tuesday, Daines’ deputy press secretary, Blake Kernen, wrote that the senator was informed Monday night that “his Twitter account was locked because his profile picture violated their rules against ‘graphic violence.’ The picture is of him and his wife Cindy with a Montana antelope.

“Our team has reached out to Twitter to get this resolved and they let us know that until he removes his picture, he will be locked out. The Senator believes it is preposterous that a picture of him and his wife hunting — an activity that is engrained in the Montana way of life — would be against Twitter rules. The Senator will not remove the profile picture.

“The picture, which was taken in October 2022 has also been used on Facebook and Instagram and has been the Senator’s profile picture on twitter for over a month.”

The email included a statement from Daines:

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