Senator Mike Lee says his personal Twitter account was suspended | CNN Business
A personal Twitter account belonging to Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee was suspended without warning or explanation, according to the senator.
Tweeting from his official Senate account, Lee said he has reached out to Twitter “looking for answers.”
“My personal Twitter account – @BasedMikeLee – has been suspended,” Lee said he tweeted. “Twitter did not alert me ahead of time, nor have they yet offered me an explanation for the suspension.”
CNN confirmed the suspension Wednesday afternoon by visiting the affected profile, which displayed a suspension message from Twitter. As of 2:30 pm ET, an hour after his tweet, the account appeared to be restored.
Twitter, which has cut much of its public relations team, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.
The suspension is the second time in a month that Twitter has briefly suspended a sitting US senator. In February, Twitter temporarily suspended the account of Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines for a profile photo that Twitter said violated its policies. Twitter CEO Elon Musk personally contacted Daines by phone and restored his account.