She said “Wells Fargo has closed down my account, taking every dime of my money and leaving me with nothing. When I called them, they told me it was a “business decision” and that they can shutdown my account at any time. Had I not been with friends, I would have been completely stranded. Take this as a serious warning and withdraw your money from Wells Fargo now if you are a conservative. This is very evil.”
Wells Fargo not giving an explanation as to why they closed down Witzke’s bank account is perplexing to many people, leading some to think it was politically connected, or similarly linked to Witzke’s Christian activism. Witzke is a presenter on TruNews, which is a conservative news source. TruNews has routinely criticized large tech companies and the power of big corporations in general. They have also hosted many shows, including shows with people who were banned by liberal social media platforms.
Witzke is among the many conservatives who have come under attack by banks for what seems to be their politics. Gab CEO Andrew Torba was banned from 4 banks in only a time frame of 4 weeks, possibly due to numerous media smears that Gab is “a website for extremists like neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and QAnon conspiracy theorists.” Trump also faced such a backlash for his politics, with multiple large banks permanently closing his various accounts that he owned near the end of his first Presidential term.
Author: Blake Ambrose