Cawthorn had apparently tried to show support for Abbott’s hardline stance on immigration at the Texas-Mexico border.
“I’m trying to send this tweet right now which just says ‘Governor Abbott exemplifies state leadership’ but as you see something pops up right here which says ‘Something went wrong. But don’t fret, let’s give it another shot’,” the congressman said.
“This is our third attempt to do this. But my friends, let me tell you, they don’t want this kind of idea, that we can have state leadership, that we can have federalism inside of our country.”
Big-Tech is actively censoring my GOVERNMENT account as we speak.
They will not allow me to praise @GovAbbott for… https://t.co/Cud7UcJaky
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@Rep. Madison Cawthorn)
The error message he received is also not an unheard-of phenomenon - here are two examples of users getting the error message for tweets which-do not reference Abbott:
I've been trying to tweet a video but I keep getting
"something went wrong, but don’t fret – let’s give it another… https://t.co/1rb4Rr2gRI