A conservative commentator and radio talk host was suspended from Twitter over a joke he made at the expense of the non-existent Native American heritage of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Erick Erickson of the Resurgent was suspended for 12 hours from the popular social media platform on Friday.
Screenshots of the notice from Twitter were shared by many objecting to the judgement.
.@EWErickson is suspended from Twitter for 12 hours for making a "wampum" joke about Elizabeth Warren. (See below.)… https://t.co/ZFnpRdCvpX— Patterico (@Patterico) 1559312242.0
"Elizabeth Warren set to introduce the Wrecking American Prosperity Under Marxism, or WAMPUM Act, wherein she gives everything away for free," the joke from Erickson read.
Twitter said the missive had offended their terms of service, saying, "you may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease."
Speaking to PJ Media, Erickson pointed to the selective application of Twitter's rules to punish conservatives.
"I think Twitter is a private company and can do what it wants, but I think Twitter also clearly is more predisposed to punish conservatives than progressives," Erickson said. " It's somewhat ironic that they did this today about the time Elizabeth Warren was, again, having to revisit that controversy."
Warren was forced to face her missteps on claims of her Native American heritage in an awkward interview where she attempted to dodge painful and damaging questions.
Here's the awkward Warren interview:
This Interview With Elizabeth Warren Is Indication Trump Will Slaughter Her In A General Election www.youtube.com