Harris presses Twitter to 'do something' over Trump's 'coup' tweet

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris campaign releases web video highlighting opposition to death penalty Sanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally Biden seeks to fundraise off fact he's running out of money 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.

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.”

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 BidenTrump knocks Romney as 'Democrat secret asset' in new video Giuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry 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.