Top Democrats cheered far-left Twitter’s decision to ban President Donald Trump on Friday night, calling the controversial move “long overdue.”
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), who most claim is a “moderate” or a “centrist,” cheered the political censorship, writing on Twitter: “Thank you @twitter for taking this action. We must come together as a country to heal and find a common path forward.”
I mean, objectively this makes no sense at all. "We must find a common path by kicking most of you off it." https://t.co/GEUEmQJk6r
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) January 9, 2021
Far-left Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) wrote on Twitter: “Great. Now let’s permanently suspend him from the White House.”
Great. Now let's permanently suspend him from the White House. pic.twitter.com/DtsCW2CXGD
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) January 9, 2021
Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton simply tweeted out a check mark in response to a previous tweet of hers where she called for Trump to “delete your account.”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 9, 2021
Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) tweeted: “While long overdue, I commend twitter for moving to ban Donald Trump from the platform permanently. Tech companies must take responsibility for hate speech and misinformation flourishing on their watch. This is an important step toward accountability.”
While long overdue, I commend twitter for moving to ban Donald Trump from the platform permanently. Tech companies must take responsibility for hate speech and misinformation flourishing on their watch. This is an important step toward accountability.
— Robin Kelly (@RepRobinKelly) January 9, 2021
Far-left Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) wrote: “Gollum has lost his precious.”
Gollum has lost his precious.
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) January 9, 2021
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote: “No private company is obligated to provide a megaphone for malicious campaigns to incite violence. It took blood & glass in the halls of Congress—& a change in the political winds—for the most powerful tech companies to recognize, at the last possible moment, the threat of Trump. The question isn’t why Facebook & Twitter acted, it’s what took so long & why haven’t others?”
The question isn’t why Facebook & Twitter acted, it’s what took so long & why haven’t others?
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) January 9, 2021
Joaquin Castro wrote: “I’m glad that @Facebook and @Twitter finally banned Donald Trump from their platforms. Yet it seems they did it only after he could no longer damage their businesses. Do-the-right-thing-once-it-won’t-cost-us-anything is selfish and shameless. Just like Donald Trump.”
Do-the-right-thing-once-it-won’t-cost-us-anything is selfish and shameless. Just like Donald Trump.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) January 9, 2021
Democrat Michelle Obama called for Trump to be banned from Twitter yesterday “to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection.”
“All I know is that now is a time for true patriotism. Now is the time for those who voted for this president to see the reality of what they’ve supported–and publicly and forcefully rebuke him and the actions of that mob,” Michelle Obama wrote. “Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior–and go even further than they have already by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel an insurrection.”
A handful of Silicon Valley oligarchs decide who can and cannot be heard, including the President of the United States. They exert this power unilaterally, with no standards, accountability or appeal.
Politics now is begging them to silence adversaries or permit allies to speak: https://t.co/x3UZi9Wzfb
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 7, 2021
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