Warren disagrees with Harris on banning Trump from Twitter
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) disagrees with her fellow presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), on whether President Trump’s Twitter account should be suspended.What Harris and some other Democrats would like is for Trump to be a stoic puching bag for their unfair assaults on the President. That is what President Bush, unfortunately, became after Democrats continuously pummeled him about the Iraq war and other things. They are really frustrated by Trump's return fire.
“No,” Warren answered Wednesday, chuckling slightly, when asked whether the president should be banned from Twitter.
Harris has repeatedly called for Trump’s account to be shuttered amid a series of tweets concerning the whistleblower complaint against him that led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to announce an impeachment inquiry last month.
"The president’s tweets and his behavior about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up," Harris said on CNN Monday.
"If you look at what he’s been tweeting today directed at the whistleblower, I frankly think that based on this and all we’ve seen before, including attacking members of Congress, that his Twitter account should be suspended,” she added.
Trump, who has been accused of using his tweets to harass people in the past, has used his Twitter account to threaten “Big Consequences” for the whistleblower, who acting Director of National Intelligence Robert Maguire has said followed whistleblower laws. The Whistleblower Protection Act bars federal agencies from threatening to retaliate against whistleblowers.
Trump has also repeatedly called for the arrest of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for his "parody" version, read at a hearing of the panel, of Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which is at the heart of the whistleblower report.