Daily Wire investigative reporter Luke Rosiak was suspended from Twitter Tuesday over a link he posted to an article. The piece concerned the scheduled transgender “Day of Vengeance” planned for the same week as the shooting at a Nashville elementary school.
Authorities believe 28-year-old Audrey Hale, a transgender former student at The Covenant School, murdered six people before being shot and killed by responding officers.
The victims included three nine-year-olds and three adults with the school.
Rosiak’s transgression was linking to an article he previously wrote over the Trans Radical Activist Network calling for a “Day of Vengeance” on Saturday, April 1.
In the tweet, the journalist noted, “The shooting of a Christian school by a transgender comes the same week that activists scheduled a ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ with the group also raising money for firearms training.”
Trans Day of Vengeance protest to go ahead despite Nashville shooting
— Diana Peek (@TheMoominmama) March 29, 2023
That was enough for the Twitter hammer to come down on Rosiak, who said he’s been on the social media platform for 13 years without “a single strike.”
However, he was notified that his posting violated “rules against violent speech.” The alert declared that Twitter does not allow users to “share abusive content, harass someone, or encourage other people to do so.”
Rosiak was told that his tweet must be deleted to regain access to his account. He appealed, noting he did not advocate violence but merely restated a fact and did so in a disapproving manner. He told The Daily Wire that the Trans Radical Activist Network still has an active Twitter account.
The group mentioned Molotov cocktails as well as the state of Tennessee in its posting, “and their accounts have not been banned,” according to Rosiak. He asked if this is standard procedure for Elon Musk’s Twitter.
In the midst of the predictable leftist calls for more gun control and some outrageous claims blaming conservatives for the shooter’s anger, many on the right correctly see the tragedy as possibly a hate crime.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) urged federal authorities to investigate whether the attack was indeed a hate crime against Christians. He said that the “hateful rhetoric” by the radical trans group as well as its “day of vengeance” needed to be strongly condemned.