Florida GOP candidate Luis Miguel has been banned on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook after saying he would legalize shooting federal officers ‘on sight’

Screenshot of the suspended account of Luis Miguel, Florida’s Republican candidate for the House of Representatives. Miguel was suspended after calling for legalizing the shooting “on sight” of federal agents.Screenshot/Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert

  • Florida’s House candidate Luis Miguel was removed from multiple social media platforms on Friday.

  • Twitter, Instagram and Facebook suspended Miguel after posting about violence against federal agents.

  • Miguel said that under his plan, Floridians could shoot FBI, IRS, and ATF agents “on sight.”

Luis Miguel, the GOP candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, was banned from several social media platforms on Friday after calling for legalizing the shooting “on sight” of federal agents.

On Wednesday, Miguel, who runs in Florida House District 20, posted on his Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Talk accounts the same message, signed with his name: “According to my plan, all Floridians will have permission to shoot the FBI , the IRS , ATF and all other Federals ON SIGHT! Let freedom ring!”

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 has been 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 had both been deleted, but did not respond to questions about the permanent nature of the suspension.

Calls for violence against federal agents have increased in recent weeks following the FBI’s search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, where agents recovered 11 sets of classified documents, according to court records.

Miguel told Florida Politics the suspension “doesn’t affect him at all.” The local news outlet reported he was standing by the proposal, which he said is justified because the IRS has been “armed by dissenting forces.”

The Miguel campaign did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Miguel is running against incumbent Republican Representative Bobby Payne in Tuesday’s primary election.

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