Privately-owned businesses — including banks — have become politicized, adopting the Left’s gun-control agenda. See:
- Levi’s Jeans joins the anti-gun Left
- Pro-gun control Dick’s Sporting Goods sales down 4%; will close 35 stores
- Esquire magazine: We really do want to take your guns
- Bank of America to stop lending to some makers of ‘military’ firearms
- WH petition to replace gun-control Citigroup/Citibank as provider of credit cards to U.S. govt
- New York Times wants banks and credit card companies to monitor and ban gun purchases
- Mike Huckabee forced to resign from Country Music Association foundation because of NRA membership
Now, Chase Bank is going after conservatives and Trump supporters by closing their accounts.
Chase Bank is one of the Big Four banks in the United States, with more than 5,100 branches and 16,000 ATMs. (The other three big banks are Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo.)
Chase Bank was known as Chase Manhattan Bank until 2000 when it merged with J.P. Morgan & Co., the multinational banking and financial services holding company. Headquartered in Manhattan, NYC, Chase Bank is the consumer and commercial banking subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
(1) Martina Markova
In January 2019, Markova received a letter from Chase Bank, dated January 24, 2019, stating that “After a recent review of your account, we have decided to end our relationship with you.” Below is a screenshot of the letter:
“I received a letter saying that the bank is going to end its relationship with me and I didn’t know why I called them and they said that they can’t tell me why they are shutting it down. They refuse to tell me and when I complained about it they said that they have the right to close my account without telling me why. When I saw other right wingers/conservatives getting their Chase accounts closed I was then convinced that it was political. I was concerned over my IndieGoGo campaign. Luckily, IndieGoGo will allow me to change banks, but in the meantime I have to transfer lots of funds and sort out all the new information. You can still contribute to my IndieGoGo campaign.”
(2) Enrique Tarrio
Enrique Tarrio, who is Cuban-black, is the chairman of a fraternal organization called Proud Boys, which is slimed by Wikipedia as “a far-right neo-fascist organization that admits only men as members and promotes political violence.” This is how Proud Boys describes itself:
The Proud Boys are a men’s organization founded in 2016 by Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes. McInnes has described the Proud Boys as a pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.
Proud Boys‘ values center on the following tenets:
Pro-Free Speech (1st Amendment)
Pro-Gun Rights (2nd Amendment)
Glorifying the Entrepreneur
Venerating the Housewife
Reinstating a Spirit of Western Chauvinism
…We do not discriminate based upon race or sexual orientation/preference…. We have an international reach, with members spanning the globe.
As reported by Big Leaque Politics, Tarrio received a letter from Chase Bank, dated February 4, 2019, that “After careful consideration, we have determined that we can no longer support your banking account(s) and will be closing it on April 01, 2019.” Below is a screenshot of the letter:
The letter came days after Chase Bank’s payment processor, Chase Paymentech, de-platformed Tarrio on 1776.shop — a website he runs that allows groups and charities to sell merchandise and raise money for causes. The website is most known for selling the “Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong” shirts which Stone was wearing during the late-night arrest at his home.
(3) Joe Biggs
Joe Biggs is an Iraq war veteran, former Infowars reporter, and high-profile supporter of President Trump.
In June 2016, Biggs reported for Infowars that the Secret Service was the source of leaks on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s deteriorating health. For a video of why Biggs left Infowars, click here.
Last week, Biggs discovered Chase Bank suspended his account without any explanation. He contacted his local bank office and was told they cannot tell him why he was suspended. After Biggs’s tweet about Chase Bank closing his account went viral, employees from Chase contacted him and restored his account.
Biggs is calling for a boycott of Chase Bank due to their targeted closures of the accounts of independent media personalities, and encouraged people to tweet the hashtag #DumpChase.
(4) Laura Loomer
The latest political target of Chase Bank is Laura Loomer, a conservative independent journalist and political activist.
Last January, Loomer led a protest in front of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)’s mansion in Napa Valley, CA. Loomer brought a group of illegal immigrants from Guatemala and Mexico, and set up a “sanctuary camp” on Pelosi’s lawn, with photos of Americans — including Kate Steinle — who were killed by illegal aliens. Police were called, and evicted, i.e., deported, the group of illegals.
Gateway Pundit reports, February 19, 2019:
Conservative activist Laura Loomer was already banned from Twitter months ago. This was after Laura attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar on her own record and beliefs. A CAIR activist was reportedly behind the silencing of Laura Loomer.
In January Laura Loomer was banned by PayPal….
And today Laura Loomer was blocked from her Chase Bank app.
Here’s a pic of Loomer’s Chase Bank app.:
Loomer told Gateway Pundit:
“Chase Bank targeting a Jewish Conservative activist and journalist is a disgusting attack on our rights as Americans. First they marginalized a colored man for his support of President Donald Trump. Then they targeted combat veteran Joe Biggs. Now they have suspended my access to the Chase app which I used to manage my bills. These censorship tactics that are being carried out by left leaning executives like Jamie Dimon, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Zuckerberg are disgusting and depraved. I’m the target today. Tomorrow, it could be any one of you who dares to have a conservative opinion or idea. These Nazi like censorship tactics send a clear message that supporting Donald Trump can bankrupt, silence, and marginalize people who ought to be considered a protected class. I’m sick to my stomach knowing that I am being targeted by billionaires who have now suspended my access to my online banking via the Chase App, and I am contemplating ways to fight back. The suspension of my chase app comes just weeks after I was banned by PayPal. Why am I being treated like a terrorist in my own country? Is it now a crime in America to be a supporter of President Donald Trump? It sure feels like it.”
There is a petition at Change.org to restore Laura Loomer’s Paypal account.
Meanwhile, there is only silence from Republican leaders, as banks and tech giants continue to ban, de-platform and demonetize conservative voices.
H/t Big Lug
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