Texas AG Flagged On Twitter For ‘Hateful Conduct’ After Calling Biologically Male Rachel Levine ‘A Man’

Texas AG Called Out for ‘Hateful Conduct’ on Twitter

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, pointed out in a post on Twitter the fact that “Rachel Levine is a man” — and was immediately flagged for “hateful conduct” by the social media company.

Earlier this week, USA Today chose Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services Rachel Levine — a man who claims to be a woman — as one of its “Women of the Year.”

According to the left-wing news outlet, the Biden administration appointee is among the “strong and resilient women who have been champions of change and courage, often quietly, but with powerful results.”

Paxton screenshotted USA Today’s article, sharing it with this statement: “Rachel Levine is a man.”

Twitter flagged the tweet, stating that it “violated the Twitter Rules about hateful conduct,” though the tweet was not removed because Twitter “determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”

Paxton later released a statement doubling down on his original (factual) message.

“Yesterday I stated an irrefutable scientific fact: Rachel Levine is a man,” the attorney general wrote. “I pointed this out after USA Today named him a ‘Woman’ of the Year. But Levine is not a woman. He has one X and one Y chromosome and other male-sex characteristics. I just follow the science.”

“For simply saying this matter-of-factly, Twitter blocked it as ‘hateful.’ Users can now only access my statement through a trigger-warning filter. And even then, users can neither like it nor comment on it,” Paxton continued. “At the same time, hundreds of other verified accounts saying the exact same thing remain untouched and unfiltered.”

“This whole insane episode represents a two-pronged attack from the left — both of which I’m vigorously fighting against. First is the left’s war against human biology, and especially against women. Second is their weaponization of Big Tech against conservative voices,” the attorney general added.

“But Big Tech is not only anti-conservative and anti-Republican. It is now apparently anti-truth and anti-science. I will continue to use all my power to hold them accountable. Even now, I’m exploring legal options to stop their one-sided censorship,” Paxton concluded.

Paxton is not the first GOP lawmaker to be censored by Twitter for pointing out the facts of Levine’s biology.

Twitter locked the account of Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) last year after he stated that “the title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man,” referencing Levine’s nomination as a four-star admiral of the U.S. Public Health Services Commissioned Corps.

“Calling someone that was born and lived as a man for 54 years the first ‘female’ four-star officer is an insult to every little girl who dreams of breaking glass ceilings one day,” Banks also tweeted last year.

The Daily Wire also notes: “Criticism of USA Today for snubbing women in favor of Levine occurs as Lia Thomas — a biological man on the University of Pennsylvania swim team who likewise claims transgender identity — placed first in the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship 500 yard freestyle on Thursday. In response, many honored University of Virginia swimmer Emma Weyant, who placed second, as the true winner.”

Source: The Daily Wire

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