YouTube has taken action against President Donald Trump and has banned new videos from uploading to its channel for at least 7 days, citing violations of its policies and “fears that the violence continues.”
This is the latest action taken by pro-Trump mobs against Trump after a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol last week. Both Twitter and Facebook have suspended or blocked the president’s account.
YouTube issued a “strike” to Trump’s channel and said it would also ban comments indefinitely. The company also said that it has removed new content released on Tuesday.
Trump has been accused by Democrats and some Republicans (including the third Republican in the House of Representatives, Rep. Liz Cheney) for inciting violence in the Capitol.
Cheney, Wyoming, said in a statement on Tuesday: “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flames of this attack. Everything that followed was what he did.”
She said: “The President of the United States has never betrayed his office and his pledge to the Constitution more than ever.” She added that she supported the impeachment of him.
Trump on Tuesday was not responsible for the five people who incited the riot to death. The riot killed five people, including a congressional policeman who died after being injured in a physical confrontation and a police officer who was caught by a mob who tried to break into a part of a building. Fatal shooting woman.
Congress called for Trump to be removed after the riots.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday night calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the Twenty-Fifth Amendment. Pence said it would not do so. The vice president said in a letter: “According to our Constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation”, and using it will set what he calls a terrible precedent.
The House of Representatives voted with 223 votes to 205 votes, mainly along partisan lines. But there are also calls for Trump to be impeached a second time, and more and more Republicans openly support the impeachment of President Trump.
In addition to speaking to the masses at the rally before the violence, Trump has repeatedly claimed that the election was fraudulent or stolen without any evidence. When Congress formally counted the electoral votes for Joe Biden’s victory, a mob swept the Capitol and ransacked it.
Speaker of the California House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, speaking in the House of Representatives before the vote on Tuesday night, said: “The facts are very clear: the President has called for this inflammatory attack.”