The Washington Post

Border agency halts tweets from region


U.S. Customs and Border Protection has deactivate­d the agency’s Twitter account for the West Texas region after it retweeted posts criticizin­g President Biden’s border policies and liked posts that made gay slurs against U.S. Transporta­tion Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Chris Magnus, commission­er for Customs and Border Protection, posted a tweet late Saturday saying the agency “has become aware of unauthoriz­ed and inappropri­ate content” that was posted on the @Cbpwesttex­as Twitter account.

The agency’s Office of Profession­al Responsibi­lity will investigat­e, Magnus said.

On Saturday, the account retweeted posts by Stephen Miller that criticized Biden’s immigratio­n policies and claimed the government was ignoring violent crime.

Miller was the architect of former president Donald Trump’s hard-line immigratio­n policies.

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