.@WellsFargo just closed my business checking account without notice, too.— Pete D’Abrosca (@pdabrosca) June 17, 2021
.@WellsFargo just closed my accounts with no explanation.— Pete D’Abrosca (@pdabrosca) June 15, 2021
I’m sure it has *nothing* to do with my political opinions.
This was always the next frontier in cancel culture.
After the woke progressive mobs acquired the power to intimidate and silence people by getting them fired from their jobs for wrongthink and to censor the internet (the slippery slope eventually took out the sitting president), the next step would be to move further into the private sphere and start deplatforming dissidents from their bank accounts for having the wrong political opinions.
“Two far-right activists claim to have had their accounts with Wells Fargo closed as a result of their extremist political beliefs.
Lauren Witzke, who was the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Delaware in 2020, and Pete D’Abrosca, who attempted to run for office in 2020 in North Carolina but failed to submit the proper paperwork in time, both took to social media Tuesday to suggest that they had been “canceled” by the bank.
But a spokesperson for the bank said that their extremist political views had nothing to do with the closure of their accounts. “Wells Fargo does not consider political views or affiliations in making account decisions,” Wells Fargo spokesperson Beth Richek told Right Wing Watch via email Wednesday. She added …
Right Wing Watch asked what reasons the bank might have to close any account, but a spokesperson said the bank had nothing else to add on the matter. …”
I saw this claim on Twitter the other day.
At the time, I had no reason to doubt that it was true, but I wanted to wait until more information came out to write about it. Wells Fargo has confirmed to Right Wing Watch that Lauren Witzke’s bank account was closed. It had nothing to do with her politics though. You can take their word for it. Pete D’Abrosca simultaneously had three of his bank accounts closed by Wells Fargo.
Note: In the aftermath of the “insurrection,” President Donald Trump was deplatformed by Deutsche Bank, Signature Bank and Professional Bank. Bloomberg News agitated for more of Trump’s bank accounts to be closed. Trump was also banned from everything from Facebook to Pinterest.