Five people including a police officer died after Trump addressed the crowds and continued to push his unfounded claims of election fraud at a "Stop the Steal" demonstration on Wednesday, which quickly turned into a violent siege on the Capitol.
House Democrats have now introduced articles of impeachment against Trump, saying he "engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States." The House is expected to vote on impeachment on Wednesday.
Pressure to ban the president had been building on YouTube after Facebook and Twitter did the same following last week's violent riots in the nation's capital. Not only were social media users calling for the move, but Google's own workers' union—Alphabet Workers Union—sent an open letter to YouTube executives last Thursday, condemning them for what it termed a "lackluster" response in censoring the president's fraudulent election claims and rhetoric.
On Monday morning, the actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen also called for YouTube to remove the president. In a tweet that was widely commented on and shared, including by fellow progressive actor Mark Ruffalo, Baron Cohen wrote: "Virtually every social media company has removed Trump...EXCEPT YouTube. Trump's YouTube channel is STILL showing videos of his election lies to MILLIONS of people!"