Former first lady Michelle Obama called on tech companies to permanently ban President Donald Trump from their platforms after Wednesday’s riots at the Capitol, which she contrasted with what she described as the “overwhelmingly peaceful” Black Lives Matter protests.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 7, 2021
Obama opened her statement by praising Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock (D-GA) for his recent victory to become Georgia’s first black senator.
“In just a few hours, though, my heart had fallen harder and faster than I can remember,” Obama continued. “Like all of you, I watched as a gang—organized, violent, and mad they’d lost an election—laid siege to the United States Capitol. They set up gallows. They proudly waved the traitorous flag of the Confederacy through the halls. They desecrated the center of American government. And once authorities finally gained control of the situation, these rioters and gang members were led out of the building not in handcuffs, but free to