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Like Trump, Representative Barry Moore is off Twitter

The issue arose when the freshman Republican lawmaker reacted to arrests related to violent protests in Washington.
Congressional hopeful Barry Moore with President Trump on September 23, 2000 at the White House.
Congressional hopeful Barry Moore with President Trump on September 23, 2000 at the White House.(Barry Moore for Congress Twitter page)
Published: Jan. 10, 2021 at 5:34 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -Twitter suspended U.S. Representative Barry Moore’s personal account then, in disgust, Moore deactivated that account, his office confirmed Sunday.

The issue arose a day earlier when the freshman Republican lawmaker from Enterprise, Alabama reacted to arrests related to violent protests in Washington last week. Among those charged is a man photographed carrying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s podium.

“Wow, we have more arrests for stealing a podium than we do for stealing (the Presidential election),” Moore tweeted. He is among those who believe rigged election results cost President Trump a second term.

After that post, Twitter apparently blocked Moore’s account.

“Yes, he was suspended, but then (he) deactivated his account because of the censorship of conservative voices he saw happening,” Moore’s Chief of Staff Shana Teehan told Gray TV and WTVY reporter Peter Zampa.

President Trump and others have been evicted from Twitter for comments they made related to protests at the nation’s capital on Wednesday.

Moore claims to be the first official to endorse Trump prior to the 2016 election.

His professional Twitter page is still active.

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