Twitter suspended New Jersey senator for opposition to vaccine mandate, passport

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New Jersey State Senator Declan O’Scanlan was suspended by Twitter last month after opposing, in his official capacity as an elected representative of the people of New Jersey, the impending vaccination mandate and vaccination passports that are coming soon to New Jersey.

Many private entities and businesses have already begun requiring proof of vaccination and the Governor of the state, Phil Murphy has already mandated vaccinations for government workers and health care workers.

Declan O’Scanlon opposes all of it and said nobody should be forced to take a vaccine in New Jersey and that mandates and passports are ‘uncalled for’.

“Given that we have crushed Covid with a combination of natural immunity and voluntary uptake there is no reason anyone should be compelled to take the vaccine,” O’Scanlon tweeted. “Restrictions/mandates/vaccine passports are all uncalled for.”

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That tweet put him on Twitter’s naughty list and led to the censoring tech giant to suspend his account.

Today, New Jersey Republican State Committee Chairman Bob Hugin released the following statement on the heels of Twitter’s decision to suspend O’Scanlon’s Twitter account.

“This appalling suppression of free speech is an assault on our democracy and is as unacceptable as it is un-American. I call on Twitter to reinstate Senator Declan O’Scanlon’s account immediately,” Hugin said. “In expressing opposition to mandatory vaccine passports, Senator O’Scanlon gave voice to the many New Jerseyans who have legitimate concerns about privacy and civil liberties by being required to show proof of vaccination to participate in everyday activities.”

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Twitter eventually re-enabled the senator’s account.