Alabama GOP Rep. Barry Moore slams Twitter for 'censorship' and deactivates his account after suspension for tweet claiming a 'black police officer' shot Ashli Babbitt during Capitol riot

 Alabama Rep. Barry Moore is the latest conservative to leave Twitter, deleting his personal account after it was suspended for tweets connected to the Capitol riots.

On Saturday, Moore sent two tweets with controversial takes about the violent storming of the Capitol on Wednesday which led the platform to suspend his account.

In the first, Moore wrote: 'Wow we have more arrests for stealing a podium on January 6th than we do for stealing an election on November 3rd! Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Detroit, would be places I recommend you start; there is video of evidence of these crimes as well! #ElectionIntegrityMatters'

There is no evidence to support the claims of election fraud in these cities, a claim which inspired the rally of Trump supporters who overran the Capitol building.

Rep. Barry Moore of Alabama deleted his Twitter account after being suspended by Twitter

Rep. Barry Moore of Alabama deleted his Twitter account after being suspended by Twitter

Moore tweeted two controversial messages about the riots at the Capitol on Saturday

Moore tweeted two controversial messages about the riots at the Capitol on Saturday

The tweets have since been deleted, but they were captured by journalist Jamie Dupree

The tweets have since been deleted, but they were captured by journalist Jamie Dupree

In a second tweet, Moore wrote: 'I understand it was a black police officer that shot the white female veteran . You know that doesn't fit the narrative.'

Moore tagged NARAL and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, known to promote QAnon conspiracy theories, in the latter tweet.


The 'white female veteran' Moore refers to is Ashli Babbitt, a rioter who was killed by a Capitol police officer on Wednesday.

Despite Moore's claim, the police officer who fired the fatal shot that killed Babbitt has not been publicly identified.

That officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation. 

Journalist Jamie Dupree brought attention to the tweets on Sunday, which led to the suspension of Moore's account. Moore deleted the second tweet almost instantly, but it was still captured.

The offending tweet referenced Ashli Babbitt, who was killed during the Capitol riot

The offending tweet referenced Ashli Babbitt, who was killed during the Capitol riot

While an officer has been placed on leave for her death, they have not been identified publicly

While an officer has been placed on leave for her death, they have not been identified publicly

Moore followed Twitter's move by deactivating his account himself. 

On Facebook, Moore wrote: 'I shut down my Twitter today. No way I'm going to support their biases. I am on Parler Rep Barry Moore . We Have an official Twitter for my congressional updates and for getting out basic office information. However we must fight #censorship #1stAmendment has always been what the left in this country claimed was paramount to them. Another hypocrisy exposed.' 

WHNT shared a screenshot of that Facebook post, which appears to have been deleted, as well.

'Yes, he was suspended, but then deactivated his account because of the censorship of conservative voices he saw happening,' Moore's Chief of Staff, Shana Teehan, stated.

Moore's professional account remains active, although there have been no tweets from there since Friday and just 38 tweets from the account overall as of Monday afternoon. 

Moore has gravitated to Parler, known to be much more friendly to right-wing citizens.

He may not have much success there, however, as a growing loss of support from major providers forced the app to go dark on Monday.

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Moore is a week into his first House of Representatives term after soundly defeating Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall in the November election.

Moore was among the Republicans who objected to the certification of the Electoral College tally last week.

Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on Friday after a review said his account posed the 'risk of further incitement of violence' following the Capitol riot.

Other conservatives have since led an exodus off Twitter, including Fox News personality Mark Levin, GOP commentator Paris Dennard, and newly elected Rep. Madison Cawthorn.

Alabama GOP Rep. Barry Moore slams Twitter for 'censorship' and deactivates his account after suspension for tweet claiming a 'black police officer' shot Ashli Babbitt during Capitol riot Alabama GOP Rep. Barry Moore slams Twitter for 'censorship' and deactivates his account after suspension for tweet claiming a 'black police officer' shot Ashli Babbitt during Capitol riot Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 05:34 Rating: 5

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