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Customs and Border Control Commissioner Mark Morgan says Twitter account suspended

The commissioner's account was reportedly suspended Wednesday after he tweeted about the border wall

Mark Morgan before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee
Mark Morgan before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee
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Updated: October 30, 2020 - 10:19am

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The Twitter account of Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan was suspended this week following a post he wrote praising the success of the operation at the southern border wall.

Morgan says his account was suspended Wednesday for violating Twitter's "hateful conduct" rules.

“@CBP $ @USACHEQ continue to build new wall every day.  Every mile helps stop gang members, murderers, sexual predators, and drugs from entering our country. It’s a fact, walls work," Morgan tweeted.

“If you look at the tweet in question, again, every mile helps us stop gang members, murderers, and pedophiles from entering our country. It’s just a fact,” he told The Federalist.

Morgan's suspension happened on the same day that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before a Senate panel to discuss allegation that the company censors conservative voices on the platform. 

Morgan says that the company suspended his account without looking into the accuracy of the tweet, which, he says, would have required consulting with the Department of Homeland Security about the use of the border wall in preventing criminals from illegally entering the country. 

"The American people ultimately don’t get to hear the truth because someone at Twitter, based on their own ideology, pushed a button to prevent the truth from coming out," Morgan said.