Twitter Suspends Sen. Steve Daines After He Posted Hunting Photo as Profile Image

Elon Musk’s Twitter suspended the account of Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) after he set a photo of him and his wife hunting as his profile image.

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 tweet were blocked from view.

Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) directs a question about limiting abortions to Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill February 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

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

In place of each of Daines’ tweets is a message from Twitter, which says, “@SteveDaines’s account is temporarily unavailable because it violates the Twitter Media Policy.”

The message is followed by a link to an overview of Twitter Media Policy, which says, in part, “You may not post media that is graphic or share violent or adult nudity and sexual behavior within live video or in profile header, List banner images, or Community cover photos. Media depicting excessively gory content, sexual violence and/or assault, bestiality or necrophilia is also not permitted.”

The photo posted by Daines was of him and his wife beside a pronghorn antelope they had hunted.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at

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