Harris presses Twitter to 'do something' over Trump's 'coup' tweet
- August 30, 2020
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.), a 2020 presidential candidate, pressed Twitter to “do something” over President Trump using the social media platform to compare his impeachment inquiry to a “coup.”
Harris called on Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey to take action Tuesday after Trump ramped up his attack on the House’s impeachment inquiry into his alleged election interference.
“Hey, @jack. Time to do something about this,” Harris tweeted in response to Trump’s earlier message.
Hey, @jack. Time to do something about this. https://t.co/es2fJ5PNRV
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 2, 2019
Twitter declined to comment when contacted by The Hill.
Harris’s tweet comes a day after her Monday push for the platform to suspend Trump’s account.
She told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Twitter should suspend the president’s account based on his attacks on lawmakers and a whistleblower who alleged the president solicited foreign interference in the 2020 election.
“The president’s tweets and his behavior about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up,” Harris said in an interview with CNN on Monday.
Trump doubled down on his criticism of a House impeachment inquiry in his Tuesday tweet, saying, “I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP.”
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Harris and other 2020 Democrats have all rallied behind the House impeachment inquiry.
The House launched the inquiry after a whistleblower complaint alleged Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE, a leading 2020 candidate.
The complaint also alleged the Trump administration asked White House officials to put a transcript of the call on a highly classified server rather than using the system such calls are typically stored on.
The White House released a partial memo of a call between Trump and Zelensky that showed Trump asking the foreign leader to investigate Biden. Trump, however, continues to defend the call and said it was not inappropriate.