I am grateful Elon Musk reached out to me to resolve this issue and am glad that he recognizes that free speech is a bedrock of our country, and acted quickly to reinstate my Twitter account after being made aware of its suspension. The initial ban over the profile photo of my wife and me after a successful Montana antelope hunt was disappointing given the fact that it is no different than photos Montanans share on social media every day. It’s our Montana way of life and we are proud of it. I am glad Elon Musk recognizes this. The rest of the country benefits from the acceptance of diverse thoughts and values, including Montana values.”

Senator Steve Daines today issued the statement after his Twitter account was locked because of his profile picture of him and his wife hunting and it was later restored after Elon Musk announced changes to Twitter policy.

Daines received a notification last night that his Twitter account was locked for displaying “graphic violence.”