A Republican congresswoman had her account locked by Twitter this week after she was accused of live-tweeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location during last week’s deadly Capitol Hill insurrection, reports the Boston Globe.
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) revealed on Wednesday that Instagram that Twitter had prevented her from posting until Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
It was not immediately clear why Twitter had locked the lawmaker’s account.
Twitter users called for Boebert to be arrested last week after she used the platform to disclose details of Pelosi’s security while a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol.
“The Speaker has been removed from the chambers,” Boebert tweeted during the insurrection.
The Speaker has been removed from the chambers.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 6, 2021
Following the failed coup, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) suggested that Boebert had committed a crime.
“Like any citizen who has committed a crime, Lauren Boebert has the right to remain silent,” Swalwell tweeted. “I suggest that she use it.”
Like any citizen who has committed a crime, Lauren Boebert has the right to remain silent. I suggest that she use it. https://t.co/GV00rKzcw6
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 11, 2021
Rep. Debbie Dingell, a member of House Speaker Pelosi’s leadership team, singled out Boebert’s tweets for noting that the speaker had been evacuated from the chamber during Wednesday’s riot.
Dingell didn’t name Boebert but it was clear whom she was talking about.
“I read last night that one of our colleagues was telling people where Nancy Pelosi was. That’s, that’s just inexcusable,” Dingell said.
This photo was on Lauren Boebert’s Instagram the day before the terrorist attacked. Some of the people have been identified as participants pic.twitter.com/GeW3K4QB1B
— Elizabeth Warner (@DocLiza1) January 13, 2021