Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s personal Twitter account was suspended without notice from the social media giant, he said 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,” Lee tweeted.
Lee began using the “Based Mike Lee” account in July 2022, drawing attention and speculation about who was behind the account. The senator’s office confirmed that he was behind the account in August. Twitter could not be reached for comment. Several news outlets have reported that new company owner Elon Musk drastically slashed Twitter’s communications department, making contacting the company more difficult for both users and journalists.
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