Kamala Harris: Trump’s Twitter Account Should Be Suspended

Kamala Harris: Trump’s Twitter Account Should Be Suspended

Senator Kamala Harris has called on Twitter to suspend President Donald Trump’s account. The Democratic presidential candidate said the President’s account should be taken down on Monday following days of tweets amid the ongoing Ukraine whistleblower scandal.

“His Twitter account should be suspended,” Harris said.

“I think there is plenty of evidence to suggest that he is irresponsible with his words in a way that could result in harm to other people. And so the privilege of using those words in that way should probably be taken from him,” she said.

President Trump uses Twitter as his primary means of communication with his supporters. As the impeachment inquiry has unfolded, Trump has tweeted repeatedly about the issue, spreading conspiracy theories and re-tweeting anyone who comes to his defense, including accounts that appear to be bots.

It’s unlikely Twitter will suspend Trump even if he has violated its terms of service, though the decision would seriously curtail his ability to communicate throughout the day. The company has been reluctant to clamp down on conservative politicians who breach their rules.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.