Flynn’s reinstatement followed a Thursday tweet from once-banned Roger Stone asking Musk to allow Flynn back on the social media platform. [firefly_poll] “@GenFynn has been locked out of his Twitter page since 2020. Can see- can’t post. Please @elonmusk reinstate General Michael Flynn,” Stone wrote.
I want to personally thank @elonmusk for all he is doing to help protect our basic human rights, especially our freedom of speech. And thanks for allowing me back on @Twitter . To all who offered their strong voices of support to bring me back, thank you!God Bless America 🇺🇸 ! — General Flynn (@GenFlynn) January 6, 2023
Flynn’s return was celebrated by his followers.
America fought a good fight. Our great Country is resilient & we will get thru this difficult time. Acting responsibly at this moment is what all Americans must do. During the past 4 tough years, I found faith, family and true friends were my foundation.God Bless America 🙏🇺🇸 https://t.co/gdrRrWKL5P — General Flynn (@GenFlynn) January 8, 2021
Man, did you ever know that you’re my hero? WELCOME BACK!— Lavern Spicer 🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) January 6, 2023
Not everyone was pleased.
Welcome Back! pic.twitter.com/O06tN9Vap2— Vic DeGrammont (@votedegrammont) January 6, 2023
Prior to buying Twitter, Musk had voiced his disapproval of banning high-profile individuals from Twitter. Since buying the platform he has ended bans for several individuals, including Trump, who has not yet posted, saying he prefers to use his own Truth Social platform. CORRECTION, Jan. 9, 2023: An earlier version of this article included an inaccurate description of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol incursion. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
@elonmusk has to be a pretty sick twist to restore Michael Flynn’s Twitter account on January 6th, but there it is.— Pádraig Ó Séaġḋa (@poshea) January 6, 2023