Congressman Chris Smith deactivated his twitter account over the weekend.
Smith’s office put out the following statement regarding the account which had over 30,000 followers yet was infrequently updated:
Congressman Chris Smith halted his Twitter account over security concerns and 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.
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.