Kamala Harris Spars with Elizabeth Warren on Banning Trump’s Twitter

NewsBusters | 10/16/2019 | Staff
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The two female faces of the Democratic run for the presidential nomination can’t seem to agree about policy points.

On CNN’s Oct. 15 Democratic Party presidential primary debate, the discussion turned to Big Tech and what the candidates would do about it if they became president. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) repeated her desire to ban President Donald Trump from Twitter, but also had another request: she wanted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to echo her demand. “Join me in saying that his Twitter account should be shut down,” she told Warren.


Warren responded, “No.”

Harris was initially asked about the theoretical spread of disinformation in the event that tech platforms were broken up. While she did not believe in that theory, Harris changed the subject: “Senator Warren,” she said, “I just want to say that I was surprised to hear that you did not agree with me that on this subject of what should be the rules around corporate responsibility for these big tech companies, when I called on Twitter to suspend Donald Trump’s account, that you did not agree ...”

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She continued, accusing Trump of using Twitter to “openly intimidate witnesses, to threaten witnesses, to obstruct justice.” Harris also blamed the El Paso shooting on Trump as well, saying “Twitter should be held accountable and shut down that site. It is a matter of safety and corporate accountability.” Harris echoed the complaints she had made on CNN previously, when she first called for Trump’s Twitter “privilege” to be “taken from him.”

Warren answered, “So, look, I don’t just want to push Donald Trump off Twitter. I want to push him out of the White House. That’s our job.” Then, as Harris tried to get her to agree to her demand that Twitter...
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