YouTube has taken action against President Donald Trump and banned the uploading of new videos to his channel for at least seven days, citing violations of his policies and “concerns about the continuing potential for violence.”
This is the latest action against Trump since the deadly riots last week in the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. Twitter and Facebook also suspended or blocked the president’s accounts.
YouTube posted a “strike” on Trump’s channel and said comments would also be disabled indefinitely. The company also said it had removed new content posted on Tuesday.
Trump has been accused by Democrats and some Republicans ̵
“The president of the United States convened this crowd, gathered the crowd and ignited the flames of this attack. All that followed was his doing,” Cheney, R-Wyoming, said in a statement Tuesday.
“There has never been a greater betrayal by the president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” she said, adding that she supported his impeachment.
On Tuesday, Trump claimed no responsibility for inciting a riot that killed five people, including a Capitol police officer who died in a physical clash and a woman who was fatally shot by police as a mob tried to storm part of the building. .
There have been calls in Congress to remove Trump after the riot.
The Democrat-controlled parliament passed a resolution Tuesday night calling on Vice President Mike Pence to refer to the 25th Amendment, which Pence said he would not make. “According to our constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation, and its use would set what he called a terrible precedent,” the vice president said in a letter.
The vote in the Chamber was 223 to 205, largely on a partisan basis. But there have been calls for Trump’s impeachment for the second time, and more Republicans are publicly supporting the president’s impeachment.
In addition to speaking to the crowd at a rally before the violence, Trump has repeatedly and unreasonably claimed that the election was fraudulent or stolen, for which there is no evidence. The mob stormed and robbed the Capitol as Congress officially counted the electoral votes for Joe Biden’s victory.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, said on the floor in the hall before Tuesday night’s vote that “the facts are very clear: the president has called for this seditious attack.”