Sen. Mike Lee


UPDATE! CENSORED: Twitter Suspends, Restores Sen. Mike Lee Personal Account; Musk Explains

By: Gabriela Pariseau

Update: Elon Musk explained Sen. Mike Lee's (R-UT) brief suspension in a tweet. "His personal account (@BasedMikeLee) was incorrectly flagged as impersonation, which is not totally crazy, since it is based," Musk Tweeted.


Twitter suspended Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) personal account with “no explanation” Wednesday. 

“My personal Twitter account –@BasedMikeLee– has been suspended. Twitter did not alert me ahead of time, nor have they yet offered an explanation for the suspension. My team and I are seeking answers,” the senator tweeted.

Twitter later restored the account again without explanation, according to Sen. Lee. “Thanks to all who assisted in operation #Free@basedMikeLee. Still no explanation from @Twitter as to what happened,” he later tweeted.

Twitter did not respond to MRC Free Speech America's request for comment by publication time.