Twitter suspends Florida GOP candidate who called for violence against federal agents

Posted on AllSides August 20th, 2022
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After advocating for gun violence against federal agencies, a Republican candidate for the Florida legislature was permanently suspended from Twitter late Friday, NBC News reports.

Driving the news: The candidate, Luis Miguel, tweeted on Thursday, “Under my plan, all Floridians will have permission to shoot FBI, IRS, ATF and all other feds on sight! Let freedom ring!”

  • Miguel is one of two candidates in a primary for Florida’s House District 20. Voters will cast ballots in the contest next Tuesday.

Catch up fast: Miguel’s tweet violated Twitter’s hateful conduct policy, leading...

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