During his show, the former chief strategist for the Trump campaign said that both FBI Director Christopher Wray and infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci should be eliminated.
“I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England. I’d put the heads on pikes,” Bannon said during a live taping of his show.
Twitter permanently suspended Bannon’s account, @WarRoomPandemic, on Thursday after the clip was posted, citing the platform’s ban on the glorification of violence.
Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify also removed video and audio of the episode. Although the podcast’s YouTube page is still up, the strike disables Bannon’s ability to upload content for a week.
“We will continue to be vigilant as we enforce our policies in the post-election period,” Alex Joseph, a YouTube spokesman, said in a statement to The Post.
Bannon began his podcast by calling President Trump “a kindhearted man and a good man” before suggesting that harsh action was necessary with Fauci and Wray.
He also added that the stakes with their decapitated heads should be positioned “at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats: You either get with the program or you’re gone.”
Maxey, Bannon’s co-host, expressed his grievances over the ban on Twitter. “How does Twitter determine for whom their rules apply?” he wrote.
Steve Bannon has not commented on the actions taken against him as of yet.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive of the left-wing Anti-Defamation League, said the Big Tech platforms were correct in taking down the “dangerous rhetoric.”
“These are shocking calls for violence from ex-[White House] aide Steve Bannon. There is no place for these types of threats anywhere,” Greenblatt wrote on Twitter.