Warren says Trump should not be banned from Twitter

Warren says Trump should not be banned from Twitter
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption Biden praises Buttigieg for criticizing GOP attacks: 'That's a good man' Warren enters crucial debate with big momentum MORE (D-Mass.) disagrees with her fellow presidential candidate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRepublicans wrestle with impeachment strategy Klobuchar takes shots at health and education plans supported by Sanders and Warren Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: 'You wouldn't know a joke if one raised you' MORE (D-Calif.), on whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE’s Twitter account should be suspended.

“No,” Warren answered Wednesday, chuckling slightly, when asked whether the president should be banned from Twitter.

Harris has repeatedly called for Trump’s account to be shuttered amid a series of tweets concerning the whistleblower complaint against him that led House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden on impeachment: 'I'm the only reason' it's happening Democrats to offer resolution demanding Trump reverse Syria decision Rand Paul calls for probe of Democrats over Ukraine letter MORE (D-Calif.) to announce an impeachment inquiry last month.

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"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 on CNN Monday.

"If you look at what he’s been tweeting today directed at the whistleblower, I frankly think that based on this and all we’ve seen before, including attacking members of Congress, that his Twitter account should be suspended,” she added.

Trump, who has been accused of using his tweets to harass people in the past, has used his Twitter account to threaten “Big Consequences” for the whistleblower, who acting Director of National Intelligence Robert Maguire has said followed whistleblower laws. The Whistleblower Protection Act bars federal agencies from threatening to retaliate against whistleblowers.

Trump has also repeatedly called for the arrest of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary A Republican Watergate veteran's perspective on a Trump impeachment MORE (D-Calif.) for his "parody" version, read at a hearing of the panel, of Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which is at the heart of the whistleblower report.

Warren’s fellow presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard slams New York Times profile of her Krystal Ball defends praise of Yang: I am not 'a Russian plant' Gabbard backs Sanders proposal to ban advertisements during primary debates MORE (D-Hawaii) also disagreed with Harris on Wednesday, saying “we can’t just cancel or shutdown or silence those who we disagree with or who hold different views or who say things even that we strongly disagree with or abhor.”