Luis Miguel, a candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, was removed from several social media platforms on Friday.
Twitter, Instagram and Facebook suspended Miguel after he posted about violence against federal agents.
Miguel said that under his plan, Floridians could shoot FBI, IRS and ATF agents “on the spot.”
Luis Miguel, a Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, was banned from several social media platforms on Friday after calling to legalize shooting federal agents “on the spot.”
On Wednesday, Miguel, who is running in the 20th District of the Florida House of Representatives, posted on his Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Parler accounts the same message, signed with his name: “Under my plan, all Floridians will have permission to shoot the FBI, IRS, ATF and all other Feds IN SIGHT! Ring freedom!”
The post, which is still visible on his Parler account, a platform associated with supporters of former president donald trump — prompted Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to suspend him.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to Insider Miguel that he was permanently suspended from the platform for violating his hateful conduct policywhich states that users cannot make violent threats.
A Facebook spokesperson told Insider that one of Miguel’s Facebook accounts and his Instagram account were removed, but did not respond to questions about whether the suspension was permanent.
calls for violence against federal agents to have increased in recent weeks following the FBI search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residencewhere the officers recovered 11 sets of classified materialsaccording to court records.
Michael he told Florida Politics the suspension “does not affect him at all”. The local news outlet reported that he supports the proposal, which he said is justified because the IRS has been “armed by dissident forces.”
Miguel’s campaign did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Miguel is running against incumbent Republican Rep. Bobby Payne in Tuesday’s primary election.
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