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Kamala Harris demands Twitter ban Trump for ‘targeted harassment’

Calvin Freiburger

October 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, urging him to ban the President of the United States from the social media platform over his tweets about the anonymous accuser who sparked Democrats’ latest impeachment push.

“Twitter’s user agreement specifically states that users ‘may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so,’” with harassment including efforts to “silence someone else’s voice,” Harris’ October 1 letter read. She claimed Donald Trump violated those terms with a series of tweets pertaining to the controversy over his request that the Ukrainian government investigate Vice President Joe Biden pressuring the country to fire a prosecutor investigating his son’s company:

Trump’s complaints stem from reports that the as-yet-unidentified “whistleblower” who first made the allegations coordinated with the office of Democrat House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff before submitting the complaint, despite Schiff having denied advance knowledge of its contents. Trump’s fourth tweet references Schiff reciting an inaccurate depiction of Trump’s phone call that he defended as “meant to be at least part in parody.”

Harris called Trump’s tweets “blatant threats” that “represent a clear intent to baselessly discredit the whistleblower and officials in our government” while “making blatant threats that put people at risk and our democracy in danger.” She wrote that “Twitter should consider suspending his account.”

A Twitter spokesperson told CNBC that the company plans to respond to the letter.

“It is not surprising that Kamala Harris, someone who believes in bigger government and more regulation, would like to silence her political opponents,” a White House spokesperson replied. “In fact, it’s rather authoritarian of her. President Trump’s use of technology to communicate directly with the American people and share his Administration’s unprecedented accomplishments should be praised, not criticized.”

Several public figures criticized Harris for her request, including two other Democrats vying for their party’s 2020 presidential nod:

RealClearPolitics’ polling average currently puts Harris in fifth place among the top 13 candidates of the 2020 Democrat field, with 4.8 percent of the vote.

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