Jesse Kelly (CNN screenshot)

Jesse Kelly (CNN screenshot)

A Marine Corps combat veteran of the Iraq War and former congressional candidate in Arizona says Twitter banned his account on Sunday with no explanation of his purported offense.

“This isn’t about me. This is about what kind of country we have become and what kind of country we want to be,” wrote Jesse Kelly, a senior contributor at the Federalist and the host of “The Jesse Kelly Show” on radio KPRC in Houston.

Kelly told the Daily Wire that Twitter violated its own policy by not informing him of the specific reason why his account was banned.

In August, Kelly warned in a column for the Federalist that the tech giants would not “not stop at Alex Jones” with their censorship.

He said the only communication from Twitter was: “Your account was permanently suspended due to multiple or repeat violations of the Twitter rules. The account will not restored. Please do not respond to this email as replies and new appeals for this account will not be monitored.”

In his column for the Federalist on Monday he said the American “spirit of free speech has been replaced by people who want uncomfortable speech censored.”

“Nowhere is this more apparent than the social media world,” he wrote.

Social media have become a major way in which humans interact with each other, he wrote, and it is “completely run by Silicon Valley leftists who know the power they hold.”

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