The national spokesperson for the GOP claimed Wednesday that Instagram banned her access from the social media site after she posted a photo of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's registration form for the Texas Bar in which the senator identified as a Native American.
The photo showed that Warren, D-Mass., listed her race as "American Indian." The revelation came a week after the senator apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test to prove she had Native American ancestry.
A spokesperson for Instagram told Fox News on Wednesday that the company "incorrectly removed this image for including personal information, in this case the home address of someone else, which is not allowed on Instagram.
"On secondary review, we confirmed that the image included an office address and not a personal home address," the spokesperson continued. "The content has now been restored and we apologize for the mistake."
Instagram, according to McEnany, claimed that the photo was bullying Warren and that posting the form online "targets private individuals to degrade or shame them," by using "personal information shared to harass or blackmail people."
McEnany said Instagram locked her out of her account until she hit "OK" to agree to the community guidelines message, which she tweeted she wouldn't do because she didn't agree that it's harassment or blackmail.
"I won’t agree to that illogical & asinine assertion," she wrote. The removal of the post, she wrote, is Instagram "targeting conservatives and actively trying to protect 2020 Dems."
Warren is expected to formally announce she's running for president during a rally in Massachusetts on Saturday.
The Democratic senator grew up in Oklahoma and for decades claimed to have Native American heritage. But it wasn’t until her successful 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts that she revealed she had claimed minority status at universities where she worked.
She rolled out her DNA results weeks before the 2018 midterm elections. The revelations fueled claims by Republican critics that she used a trace amount of Native American heritage to advance her academic career.
The DNA test revealed strong evidence the Massachusetts senator had a Native-American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations. But that means if Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother were Native American, she would be considered 1/64 Native American. Should Warren’s ancestor date back 10 generations, she would be only 1/1,024 Native American.
Fox News' Paul Steinhauser and Gregg Re contributed to this report.