Conservative activist James O’Keefe had to delete a tweet critical of a Hillary Clinton staffer Thursday afternoon in order to regain use of his account after it was suspended for a day.
O’Keefe’s account was suspended Wednesday afternoon in the hours before a release of a new hidden camera video which exposed a Clinton ally saying she could use executive action on guns. The Daily Caller reached out to Twitter about the suspension and a spokesman said, “We don’t comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons, but you can review our policy on posting private information.” (RELATED: Twitter Suspends O’Keefe As He Releases New Hillary Video)
In a video O’Keefe uploaded to Twitter after his suspension was lifted the reason for his suspension was revealed. O’Keefe said Twitter considered a tweet of his exposing a Clinton staffer for saying he can grab ass and rip up voting registration cards without getting fired as “harassment.”
“[Wylie Mao], [Hillary Clinton] staffer who likes talking [about] grabbing ass & [Voter Fraud] is paid for by Democratic Executive Committee of Florida,” followed by a link to his story is the tweet O’Keefe had to delete.
O’Keefe and one of his Project Veritas journalists had filmed Clinton field organizer Wylie Mao on hidden camera saying, “I think the bar of acceptable conduct in this campaign is pretty low. To be fired I would have to grab Emma’s ass twice and she would have to complain about it, I would have to sexually harass someone.”
Mao also said, “If I rip up completed [voter registration] forms, like 20 of them, I think I’ll just get reprimanded. I don’t think I would get fired.”
The Daily Caller has reached out to Twitter to ask why O’Keefe had to delete a tweet containing factual information in order to regain control of his account. They have not responded by press time.
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has previously said, “Twitter stands for freedom of expression. We stand for speaking truth to power.”
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— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 13, 2016