Jesse Kelly, a right-wing radio host, and failed Republican political candidate is no longer welcome on Twitter: The social media site permanently banned him on Sunday.
Kelly, an Iraq war veteran, is known for being obnoxious. He called Sen. Jeff Flake (R–AZ) a coward for siding with “the enemy” (Democrats) and delaying the vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. He also called for a second American civil war over “the liberal utopian nightmare of 57 genders.”
Many on the right saw this as evidence that Twitter is unfairly silencing conservatives; others were neither surprised nor particularly sad to see Kelly disappear.
Kelly told other conservative writers that he was left completely in the dark, reportedly receiving the following message from Twitter:
“Your account was permanently suspended due to multiple or repeat violations of the Twitter rules. The account will not be restored. Please do not respond to this email as replies and new appeals for this account will not be monitored.”
.@JesseKellyDC just shared this with me.
He’s permanently banned with no explanation. He broke no rules.
This madness has to stop. pic.twitter.com/zvwgSLg1Ri
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) November 26, 2018
It’s not clear which specific tweets got Kelly in trouble.