Kamala Harris Says Trump’s Latest Tweets Should Get Him Suspended From Twitter


Sen. Kamala Harris argued on CNN Monday that President Donald Trump’s latest tweets should get him suspended from the platform.

The California Democrat and 2020 presidential candidate was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper about the president’s threat to find the identity of the whistleblower.

Harris said she believes Congress will protect the whistleblower, before taking aim at the president’s recent tweets — in which he demanded to “meet” the whistleblower and suggested the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, be arrested for “treason.”

“Frankly, when you look at what he’s been tweeting today, directed at the whistleblower, directed at so many people, I frankly, think that based on this and all we’ve seen him do before, including attacking members of Congress,” Harris said, “that frankly his Twitter account should be suspended.”

“I think there’s plenty of now 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.”

“And so what we see continuously, including in the last 24-hours, is a use of his words, Donald Trump using his words in a way that could subject someone to harm,” Harris said. “And if he’s not going to exercise self-restraint, then, perhaps, there should be other mechanisms in place to make sure that his words do not in fact harm anyone.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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