The Twitter account for Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., was suspended after making a remark about a transgender in the Biden administration who became the first four-star officer.

Dr. Rachel Levine is the first openly transgender U.S. surgeon general. Levine recently was promoted in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Banks had responded to a post on Twitter about her promotion saying, “The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man.”

Twitter has a rule that bans “targeting misgendering” of transgender people under its hateful conduct policy. Twitter took down the post and suspended his account. The account remains up, Banks is not able to post. 

“The account referenced has been temporarily locked for violating our Hateful Conduct Policy. The account owner is required to delete the violative Tweet before regaining access to their account,” a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill in a statement.

Banks, 42, took a leave of absence from the Indiana State Senate to serve in Afghanistan from 2014 to 2015. He previously worked in the real estate and construction industry in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Banks was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016.

He is considered a staunch conservative in a district that overwhelming votes for Republicans. All won all three elections by a landslide.

Banks opposes same-sex marriage, does not support evidence of climate change and voted against economic stimulus efforts. 

Banks released a statement that he stands behind his statement about Levine and called out Big Tech for “canceling” him.

“My tweet was a statement of fact,” Banks said in a statement. “Big Tech doesn’t have to agree with me, but they shouldn’t be able to cancel me. If they silence me, they will silence you. We can’t allow Big Tech to prevent us from telling the truth."