Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. speaks Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
California Senator and 2020 Democratic candidate Kamala Harris is definitely on board the censorship train as she called for Twitter to silence President Donald Trump by suspending his account. Her reasoning? His tweets about the whistleblower are mean.
Appearing on CNN with Anderson Cooper, Harris made a show of saying the government would protect this poor whistleblower from Trump, and that Trump’s tweets are causing more harm than good about it and everything else. As such, Harris suggested Twitter take action.
“The President’s tweets and behaviors about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up,” said Harris.
“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 that frankly his Twitter account should be suspended,” said continued.
“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,” she added.
Cooper asked if this would be seen as proof that Twitter and the left are out to silence people, but Harris didn’t seem to care and said that if Trump won’t censor himself then there needs to be “mechanisms” in place to do it.
“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,” she said.
For one, Twitter has already said it will take no action against the President, as he is a world leader and his tweets are valuable information for the public.
However, this is all rich coming from Harris. The Senator likes to put forward the idea that she’s the opposite of Trump and is more concerned about lifting others up than keeping them down, but the problem is that Harris is known for keeping people down, as in, in prison for longer than they should have been in order to use them for cheap labor.
Her sins as a District Attorney were put on display by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard during a debate and instead of offering a substantive argument, Harris simply made it clear that she was more popular than Gabbard.
The bottom line here, however, is that Harris wants to silence someone because she doesn’t like their tweets. The question that should be asked is, if she’s willing to do it to one person, how many more people do you think she’d try to pressure Twitter to silence when she has the power of the White House behind her?