Count U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s Twitter account as one more victim of the federal government shutdown.
“I will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during a government shutdown,” read a tweet from Foxx’s @SecretaryFoxx account Tuesday morning.
It’s not clear who actually sends tweets from the account. But Foxx, who resigned as Charlotte’s mayor to take the Cabinet post in July, will have plenty to do. One-third of his department’s 55,468 workers will be on furlough, according to The New York Times. Inspectors who work on auto recalls will stay home, while air traffic controllers will remain on the job.
Foxx also will remain on the job.
On its website, the Department of Transportation says: “During the government shutdown, some online content may not be updated on a regular basis, and the processing of online transactions may be delayed.”
Foxx’s account has 50,611 followers as of Tuesday.
I will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during a government shutdown.— Anthony Foxx (@SecretaryFoxx) October 1, 2013
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