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Keith Ellison Wants Twitter to Suppress Free Speech

“The problem is he’s been doing it, and he’s never had to pay a price for it,” Ellison told TMZ.

Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) called on Twitter to suspend President Trump’s account during an interview with TMZ on Thursday.

If he’s mistreating it and abusing people, serially, I think that he shouldn’t have an account,” Ellison told TMZ in an interview.

Ellison made these comments after Trump’s controversial tweets aimed at MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski. Ellison compared Trump to a “social media bully.”

“The problem is he’s been doing it, and he’s never had to pay a price for it,” Ellison said. “I personally think that Twitter should treat him like any other social media harasser and snatch his account.”

Ellison told TMZ that Trump doesn’t have a right to an account because Twitter is a private company, and they can do as they please.

According to Twitter, to get banned, an account has to engage in “abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts:”

“We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.”

Twitter has permanently banned accounts in the past, such as Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos’.