Jesse Kelly, the conservative pundit and Iraq War veteran who received a lifetime ban from Twitter over the weekend, talked about his ban with Tucker Carlson on Fox News yesterday. Kelly said that he still doesn’t know exactly why Twitter banned him.
“Nobody knows” exactly what prompted the Twitter ban, Kelly told Carlson. “Twitter kicked me off the platform because I was a mainstream voice on the right that spoke the truth.”
“They’ve given me no explanation as they told Congress they would give explanations,” he added. “All they sent was an email that said, ‘You are permanently banned and you can’t appeal it for repeated rule violations,’ only I don’t violate their rules. I don’t cuss at people on there, I don’t harass people on there. I don’t do any of those ugly things that some people do.”
“My account vanished like a Hillary Clinton email,” Kelly joked ruefully.
When asked if he had contacted Twitter, Kelly said that there was no phone number to call and that his account was totally disabled so that he could not even email Twitter’s customer support team. He said that he had emailed some people who worked at Twitter but did not expect a response.
“They did exactly what I said they would do,” Kelly told Carlson. “They came for Alex Jones first because he’s a nut job and they wanted to see how the right would react. They got him and I knew they were coming for me. They’ll come for you too.”
“It’s not a big deal that I got kicked off Twitter,” Kelly said. “It hurts Twitter worse than it hurt me because they finally kicked off somebody that woke everybody on the right up. People are now starting to realize what Twitter has become.”
Kelly said that Twitter is “a blank piece of paper” that “somehow woke up and decided… that they were in control of what gets put on that piece of paper.”
“That’s not where their power lies,” he added.
“If they continue along this path, it’s going to be nothing but two feminists screaming at each other because one of them accidentally found a boyfriend,” Kelly joked.
The social media giants “have the best of both worlds,” Kelly said. “They are treated like media platforms… where people can post what they want as long as it’s not inciting violence, only they are acting like Think Progress, they are acting like the New York Times, because these radical voices on the left never get censored.”
“Even [Louis] Farrakhan, that complete scumbag that has a tweet still up comparing Jews to termites, he still has an account, but I post things about Velveeta and mine gets banished,” Kelly complained.
Originally published on The Resurgent