PayPal announced Monday it has terminated its relationship with the Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo, a site used last week by some supporters who attended the pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC, that devolved into a violent insurrection inside the US Capitol.
The digital payment apparatus told Reuters it has also suspended the account held by far-right activist Ali Alexander, one of the organizers behind the “Stop the Steal” movement arguing President Donald Trump rightfully won the November election.
It’s worth noting the platform has been used by some bad actors, including the leader of the extremist group Proud Boys. Enrique Tarrio, arrested in Washington, DC, in early January for allegedly burning a Black Lives Matter banner in front of a church, used GiveSendGo, where he raised more than $90,000, apparently for his own legal defense, according to Rolling Stone.
Fringe supporters of Trump breached the US Capitol on Jan. 6, sparking a violent mob that ultimately led to six deaths, including a Capitol Police officer.
On Wednesday, Democrats began holding hearings in the House of Representatives over a second attempt to impeach Trump, whom many have argued is responsible — at least partially — for the deadly melee.
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