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Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-Hamilton)

Rep. Chris Smith puts his Twitter account on hold

Congressman’s office: ‘Divisive and hate-filled tweets have become far too frequent and impede the healing so needed today’

By David Wildstein, January 18 2021 3:48 pm

Rep. Christopher Smith (R-Hamilton) halted his official Twitter account on Friday, with his congressional office citing security concern and a desire “to help the district and Nation move toward unity during this difficult time.”

“Divisive and hate-filled tweets have become far too frequent and impede the healing so needed today,” Smith’s office said in a statement released on Monday.  “Congressman Smith continues to receive phone calls and emails from thousands of constituents freely expressing their opinions.  His website and Instagram continue to provide the congressman’s most recent statements on votes and legislation.”

Smith’s office put their Twitter account on hold, something that protects the option of resuming it at their discretion.

House members are not required to maintain social media accounts,

The 21-term Republican became the longest-serving congressman in New Jersey history on January 3.

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