Twitter suspends Senator Steve Daines after posting hunting photo as profile picture

Elon Musk’s Twitter account has suspended Sen. Steve Daines’ (R-MT) account after posting a photo of him and his wife hunting as their profile picture.

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the news, including an image of the suspension email sent by Elon Musk’s social media company:

Breitbart News checked Daines’ Twitter profile shortly after Don Jr.’s tweet was sent, and each of Daines’ pre-existing tweets were blocked.

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) (Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

In place of each of Daines’ tweets is a message from Twitter, which reads, “@SteveDaines’ account is temporarily unavailable for violating Twitter’s media policy.

The post is followed by a link to an overview of Twitter’s media policy, who saysin part, “You may not post any graphic content or share any violent or adult nudity and sexual conduct in the live video or profile header, listing banner images or photos of community coverage. Media featuring excessively gory content, violence and/or sexual assault, bestiality or necrophilia is also not permitted.”

The photo Daines posted was of him and his wife next to a pronghorn they had hunted.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the author/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is a political analyst for Armed American Radio and an ambassador for Turning Point USA. AWR Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in military history, with a focus on the Vietnam War (Brown Water Navy), the United States Navy since its inception, the Civil War, and early modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Contact him directly at


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