Democratic strategist Colin Rogero dismissed Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisStefanik in ad says Democrats want 'permanent election insurrection' Live coverage: California voters to decide Newsom's fate Florida woman faces five years in prison for threatening to kill Harris MORE’s (D-Calif.) calls for President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE to be banned from Twitter, saying such a move is not going to help her gain any ground with voters.
“It’s a silly, sideways attack that’s not going to really have any resonance,” Rogero, a partner at political consulting firm 76 Words, told Hill.TV.
“If I’m someone who is trying to win swing voters, why would I want to take away the best attack ad I have, which is Donald Trump on Twitter,” he added.
Harris, who is competing against more than a dozen other Democrats for the party's 2020 presidential nomination, has repeatedly called for Twitter to shutter Trump’s account.
The California senator wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, asking the social media giant to suspend Trump’s account.
Harris said Trump’s behavior on Twitter has repeatedly violated the company’s terms of service. She also accused Trump of using the platform to “target, harass, and attempt to out” the whistleblower who filed a complaint about the president's efforts to push Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE.
“I believe the President’s recent tweets rise to the level that Twitter should consider suspending his account,” Harris wrote. “When this kind of abuse is being spewed from the most powerful office in the United States, the stakes are too high to do nothing.”
Trump has repeatedly called for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Hillicon Valley — Hacking goes global Schiff calls on Amazon, Facebook to address spread of vaccine misinformation Spotlight turns to GOP's McCarthy in Jan. 6 probe MORE (D-Calif.) to be arrested on Twitter and threatened “Big Consequences” for the whistleblower.
But Harris's fellow 2020 Democratic contenders, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), have broke with her on the issue. When asked on the campaign trail this week whether the president should be banned from Twitter, Warren chuckled and said “no.”