Former Hazleton Mayor, US Rep. Lou Barletta Has Twitter Account Suspended During Conservative Purge
Former US Representative and Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta had his Twitter account suspended on Sunday.
Barletta is one of the latest conservative politicians and political activists to have their account suspended by the social media site.
He reacted to the suspension on his Facebook page, which hasn’t been suspended.
“As a private citizen I am outraged and shocked that Twitter has decided to suspend my account. No one person or business should have the power to pick and choose what voices are heard,” Barletta writes. “They can suspend my Twitter but they will not stop me from being a voice for the people of Pennsylvania!”
Lou Barletta Suspended from Twitter
Barletta becomes another conservative voice lost on one of the major social media sites online.
It’s unclear why Twitter decided to suspend his account on Sunday.
On Friday, Twitter suspended the account of President Donald Trump because the company believed his tweets would incite more violence ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States.
Twitter has bought into the knee-jerk mainstream media narrative that Trump somehow encouraged his supporters gathered in Washington DC on January 6 to storm the US Capitol building, an incident which resulted in the death of at least 5 people, including a man who authorities identified as being from Ringtown.
Again, we don’t know if Barletta posted anything on Twitter related to the events on January 6.
The site is also suspending leading voices who still question the validity of the 2020 election, including whether state governments violated the US and state constitutions’ laws on holding elections.
Over the weekend, the Schuylkill County Democratic Committee demanded that leading local Republican politicians recant the statements they’ve made in the past regarding the 2020 election.
Barletta served as Hazleton Mayor from 2000-2010. He served as US Representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th District 2011-2019.
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