Indiana congressman's Twitter account suspended for 'targeted misgendering' of four-star officer
INDIANA - Twitter has suspended an Indiana congressman's official account.
Republican Rep. Jim Banks tweeted about Dr. Rachel Levine, the first openly transgender four-star officer in the U.S. uniformed services. He wrote that "the title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man."
The post was removed by Twitter, citing rules that include a ban on "targeted misgendering" of transgender people.
On his personal account, Banks stood by his post, tweeting: "Twitter has suspended my official account for posting a statement of FACT. I won’t back down. I’ll be posting on my personal account for the time being."