Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke out on Thursday to celebrate Facebook upholding its ban on Donald Trump, going so far as to say that the former president is “truly a danger to democracy” because he spreads “lies.”
Warren Blasts Trump
“I am much happier with Donald Trump off the air, off Facebook,” Warren said. “I don’t like having to get up every morning and go through what he’s done. I think he poses a lot of risk. I see this and think about the amount of power that Facebook has.”
“Do you think former President Trump should be treated like an ordinary American?” asked congressional correspondent Jacqueline Alemany.
“I think He poses much more risk than an ordinary American,” Warren replied. “I think the risk he poses is he spreads lies. Indeed, he is now forcing, evidently, everybody else in the Republican Party or the leadership of the Republican Party to agree to say the lie out loud. He spreads misinformation. He is truly a danger to our democracy.”
“So would you call for a forever ban on him then?” Alemany pressed on, to which Warren responded, “Yes.”
Schiff Goes After Trump
This comes after we reported that House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) celebrated the Facebook ban by saying that Trump is “pathologically” continuing to “endanger our democracy.”
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“The First Amendment protects Donald Trump and every American from the government regulating speech,” he said. “It doesn’t say that private companies need to use their platforms to air patent falsehoods that endanger the country that incite insurrection. So no, I think Facebook is trying to have a consistent policy. At least its oversight board is trying to make sure that it is consistent in how it treats people.”
“The President here is continuing to go out and push the big lie about the election, continuing, I think, to endanger our democracy by doing that,” Schiff added. “So he continues to make the case that he would violate the policies if they readmitted him.”
“And I think frankly, pathologically, he is incapable of changing. So this is a temporary ban. It will likely be, if we are fortunate, a permanent ban because the president will not stop the lies about the last election or lies about the next one,” he concluded. “He will incite people if that’s what’s necessary to suit his narrow personal interests. And that should violate any good corporate citizen’s policies.”
This piece was written by James Samson on May 6, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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