Former State Sen. Don Huffines has been locked out of Twitter after referring to performers at a drag show for young children as “groomers.”
Huffines shared a video showing children—including a 15-month-old—attending a recent “all-ages” drag show. Men dressed like women in revealing outfits were shown taking cash tips from the kids in a strip club-esque display.
“This is called grooming and it must stop,” wrote Huffines on the social media platform.
After posting the tweet, however, Twitter notified Huffines that the post violated their rules against “hateful conduct” and locked his account.
The Huffines Liberty Foundation, which was launched earlier this year, issued a statement on the suspension:
Days after Huffines worked with grassroots Texans to successfully cancel a drag show for children in Denton, TX, Twitter determined that Huffines was too big of a threat to their Leftist groomer agenda. For months, Huffines has said Big Tech is aiding and abetting the federal government’s censorship. Now, they are aiding and abetting the pedophiles throughout our state who want to indoctrinate your children. Big Tech is out of control and the enemy of all Texans. The Huffines Liberty Foundation is committed to advancing liberty, prosperity, and virtue in the State of Texas and educating citizens to hold their elected officials accountable. We view this as a direct attack on that mission.
Our message to Big Tech is clear: DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS CHILDREN.
Twitter has urged Huffines to delete the tweet to regain access. So far he has refused to do so, appealing the decision to Twitter.