Trump erupts at Twitter for suspending Pennsylvania Republican after baseless voter fraud hearing

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Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano speaks at a public hearing on Donald Trump’s baseless allegations of voter fraud on 25 November. (EPA)
Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano speaks at a public hearing on Donald Trump’s baseless allegations of voter fraud on 25 November. (EPA)

Donald Trump has raged at Twitter after the platform suspended a personal account belonging to a Pennsylvania state senator who presided over a conspiracy-filled “hearing” among GOP lawmakers to amplify false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

The president – in a series of posts tagging One America News Network, which was suspended from YouTube this week for promoting a false Covid-19 “cure” amid its wall-to-wall far-right content – said state Senator Doug Mastriano was “banned” after the platform and “fake news, working together" sought to “SILENT THE TRUTH.”

He said: "Can’t let that happen. This is what Communist countries do!”

On his other account, state Senator Mastriano called his suspension “censorship.”

“The point of Twitter suspending this personal account is to prevent me from posting to my Senate account – to silence our voice,” he claimed.

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