Reps. Jim Banks and Marjorie Taylor Greene spoke up for women when they posted their opinion that Levine is a "man" and that maintaining Levine is the "first female" to attain this post is actually a detriment for the furtherance of women's equal rights. These two reps who took up the charge to protect women against cancellation are Republicans.
Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana was suspended for his tweet stating that "the title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man." If he had said "biological male," it is likely that Twitter would not have censored this, yet because the words "man" and "woman" are now considered to be more about feelings than biology, Banks was in violation.
The rule against "hateful conduct," for which Banks is in breach per Twitter, reads that "You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease."
Banks' violation was to call Rachel Levine, a biological male, a "man."
Feminist writer Meghan Murphy was particularly banned from Twitter a few years ago for referring to a biological male who identifies as transgender and used female and male pronouns interchangeably as "him."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia announced on Twitter that "A dude who lived the first 50 years of his life as a man isn't the first female anything," continuing to state that "China is laughing at us."
This was censored by Twitter. Likes, retweets, and comments are not permitted, though the tweet stands, albeit with a warning from Twitter that "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about hateful conduct. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible."
This censorship, but not removal, of Greene's tweet falls under Twitter's policy about public figures, which reads that they would recognize a tweet that is in violation of their rules to stand if "The account represents a current or potential member of a local, state, national, or supra-national governmental or legislative body: Current holders of an elected or appointed leadership position in a governmental or legislative body..."