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Rep. Lauren Boebert says Twitter account locked until Inauguration Day

Rep. Boebert says Twitter limited her access in response to an unspecified tweet.
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Rep. Boebert says Twitter limited her access in response to an unspecified tweet.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Rep. Lauren Boebert's says Twitter has locked her account for nearly a week until the end of Inauguration Day.

Twitter said the Colorado Republican had tweets that "violated the Twitter Rules" but didn't specify which ones, according to a screenshot shared by Boebert.

On Wednesday, Boebert posted a screenshot on Instagram saying she had been locked out for one week. Both of her Twitter accounts appear to be active but her last Tweet was about 22 hours ago on Tuesday.

In a locked state, users can still browse Twitter and send direct messages to followers. However, they are not able to tweet, retweet other people's posts or like any other posts.

Boebert has been in the hot seat online after defending President Donald Trump's claims of election fraud and also saying he did not incite any of the violence seen when pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.

Critics have also accused her of inciting the violent mob on Jan. 6 through her Twitter posts.

Boebert denounced Twitter's decision to ban Trump from using its services, saying "unelected tech oligarchs should not have such massive power over global discourse."

Thousands of people online and across Colorado have asked for the newly elected congresswoman to resign. But she fired back on Monday saying Democrats and "Hollywood elites" are hypocrites and are also to blame for escalating political division.

KRDO has reached out to Boebert's office for comment. We will update this article as more information is released.

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