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Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that the fact that President Donald Trump has been banned from social media should alone justify removing him from office.
Democrats plan to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump in the House of Representatives this week for allegedly inciting the Capitol riot.
Sanders said, “Let’s be clear. If Trump is too dangerous to send out a tweet or a Facebook post, he’s too dangerous to be commander-in-chief. Donald Trump must be removed from office immediately and held accountable for his horrific acts of sedition, violence and chaos.”
Let's be clear. If Trump is too dangerous to send out a tweet or a Facebook post, he's too dangerous to be commander-in-chief. Donald Trump must be removed from office immediately and held accountable for his horrific acts of sedition, violence and chaos.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 12, 2021
Trump was banned from Twitter for two posts.
Twitter has permanently banned President Trump, and they did it on the basis of two unobjectionable tweets. Example: Twitter says Trump's 'I won't go to inauguration' tweet will 'inspire' violence. https://t.co/3PdNvurhD3 pic.twitter.com/G48f841Hrt
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 8, 2021
Facebook has also banned Trump indefinitely.
Sanders did not repeat his earlier concerns about Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook exerting “incredible power over the economy, over the political life of this country in a very dangerous sense.”
Amazon also removed Parler, a competitor to Twitter, from its web servers.