As Twitchy reported last week, congratulations were in order for Rachel Levine, who was sworn in as the “first openly transgender, female four-star admiral” in the U.S. Public Health Service. So it was a double honor: Levine was the first transgender four-star admiral and also the first female four-star general, smashing that glass ceiling once and for all.
We’re being told that Rep. Jim Banks was put in Twitter jail over a tweet in which he called Levine a man, saying he violated the platform’s rules against hateful conduct.
NEW: Twitter has censored @RepJimBanks for calling HHS' Rachel Levine a man. He will be locked out of his account until he deletes the tweet, "The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man." pic.twitter.com/6wdDqJ36kH
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) October 23, 2021
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) October 23, 2021
Stating the truth is not allowed on Twitter, apparently.
— Lady L. North (@LadyLNorth) October 23, 2021
— Brian (@BrianGottfried) October 23, 2021
Some were just pointing out the irony of a biological male being named the first female four-star officer.
Newspeak taken down by the Ministry of Love
— TenRoger8 (@Roger8Ten) October 23, 2021
Don’t see how what he said was any of the listed violations. But he is basically correct 🤦🏻♂️
— Steve (@Letsgobrandenn) October 23, 2021
Well.. He does have a point.
— Kerry Jackson (@KerryJCO) October 23, 2021
Where is Banks technically wrong?
— Robyn Robinson (@maxishel) October 23, 2021
show me the violence, threat or harassment. use English in your argument
— ThickAsABrick (@ThickAsABrick) October 23, 2021
Which was it, violent, threatening, or harassing? Maybe it was all three.
— ⏳Joseph⌛️ (@_R0NlN_) October 23, 2021
A male is a man – this is not harassment or violence. Avoiding being annoyed or having hurt feelings is not a basic or protected right.
— Enter The Dragon (@FromTheElbow) October 23, 2021
Is "biological man" OK?
— Lucian is Light (@naturefreak799) October 23, 2021
It's amazing how equality between men and women has finally improved!
— Rafael del Valle (@rvallel) October 23, 2021
the so-called TERFs are not wrong
— むさしみ (@musashimi2045) October 23, 2021
Word is that Banks has deleted the tweet and is free to tweet again.
It is Twitter’s platform and they can enforce their terms of service however they want — we just don’t know how Banks was promoting violence against Levine, or threatening or harassing her. It’s actually a bit of an insult to Levine to think she needs this level of protection from Twitter.
Congratulate HHS Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine on becoming both the first openly transgender *and* first female four-star admiral in US history https://t.co/J7tGOUctH4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 19, 2021