Twitter permanently suspended an account belonging to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon after he suggested Thursday morning that Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray should be beheaded. His comments were made in a video posted to his Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.
Bannon falsely claimed President Trump had won reelection, despite several key states still being too close to call, and said that he should fire both Fauci and Wray.
He then said he would go further: “I’d put the heads on pikes. Right. I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you are gone.”
Facebook has removed the video but at this writing Bannon’s account there remains active.
Steve Bannon calls for Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray to be beheaded “as a warning to federal bureaucrats”@youtube prohibits “inciting others to commit violent acts against individuals”
— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) November 5, 2020
Trump put Steve Bannon on the National Security Council.
Bannon just called for the FBI Director to be *beheaded*
The Taliban endorsed Trump for a reason — shared values.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) November 6, 2020