Steve Bannon, a former adviser to President Trump, has had his show permanently suspended from Twitter and an episode removed from Google-owned YouTube after the political pundit suggested violent actions be taken against FBI Director Christopher Wray and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The move underscores the role social media companies play in policing controversial and political content.
On Bannon’s “War Room” show Thursday, he called for the firing of Wray and Fauci, but took it a step further when he suggested he’d like to “put the heads on pikes.”
“I actually want to go a step farther. I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England,” Bannon said in the now-deleted video. “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.”
The comments have been confirmed by multiple news outlets.