Wells Fargo Cancels Lauren Witzke’s Bank Account Leaving Her With Zero Balance

Wells Fargo has recently closed down the account of Republican America First advocate Lauren Witzke, leaving her stranded and out of state with no access to her former financial services. Witzke, former Republican candidate for Delaware state senate in the 2020 elections, revealed in a Telegram post that the bank both shut her out and left a zero balance. 

She explained “Wells Fargo has shut down my bank account, taking all of my money and leaving me with a zero balance. When I called Wells Fargo told me that it was a “business decision” and that they have the right to close my account at any time. Had I not been surrounded by friends in Florida, I would be completely stranded. Use this as a warning and get your money out of Wells Fargo if you are a conservative. This is so evil.”

The lack of any explanation from Wells Fargo as to why they shut down Witzke’s bank account has been perplexing to many, leading some to believe that it was politically motivated, or similarly related to Witzke’s Christian views.  Witzke is a current presenter on TruNews, a conservative and Christian news source. TruNews has repeatedly criticized big tech as well as the power of large corporations in general. They have also hosted many on their shows, including people who have been banned by big tech platforms. 

Witzke is one of only many conservatives who have been attacked by banks seemingly on the basis of their politics. Gab founder and CEO Andrew Torba and his platform were banned from 4 banks in a period of just 4 weeks, likely due to multiple media smears that Gab is, to use the words of a Wikipedia page which is conveniently locked from any editing, “a haven for extremists including neo-Nazis, white supremacists, white nationalists, the alt-right, and QAnon conspiracy theorists.” Former President Trump faced similar backlash for his views, with multiple banks permanently closing various accounts that he owned towards the end of his first term.