As you know, President Donald Trump lost a lawsuit over whether he, as an elected public official, could block people on Twitter, or if that violated the free speech rights of the American people. If that holds true for the president, though, does it also hold true for members of Congress and other public officials?
The New York Post reports that Ocasio-Cortez’ campaign manager, Rebecca Rodriguez, explained in a hearing that her boss blocks people “if she feels the posts start reaching a point where it’s not constructive, where it’s an attack and where the person becomes so polarizing that she cannot have a conversation with them and they’re amplifying their platform.”
— New York Post (@nypost) September 26, 2019
However, the judge thinks that he has to hear from Ocasio-Cortez herself.
Dov Hikind is among those suing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, his elected representative, of blocking him and others on Twitter.
BREAKING: Judge calls on @AOC to testify in Fed. court because her campaign mgr made it clear she’s the only one who controls her account and personally decided to block me. Now she will have to account for why.
Looking forward to seeing her in court…https://t.co/PDaPTu6B8I
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) September 26, 2019
— Saladino for Congress (@JoeySalads) September 26, 2019
— PickenTheFarmLife (@PickenSimple) September 26, 2019
God bless you Dov! We're rooting for you!
— Cheryl Kane (@cherylkanere) September 26, 2019
— SilverPatriot (@SilverPatriot1) September 26, 2019
— Elias McMahone (@roostersghost) September 26, 2019
People like her simply do what they want in life, no rule playing or consequences
— mrs rush l baby, zeoli army alumni (@pammy3006) September 26, 2019
— JohnG (@jgoose514) September 26, 2019
Well, for once, Mz. Cortez will not simply be able to simply spout off and walk away. Now she will have to account for her words and to a higher authority that has a gavel that can slam on HER for a change. Let’s see how she likes it.
— Jim McIntyre (@Dalmar9919) September 26, 2019
Didn’t a judge rule Trump couldn’t block people who disagree with him?
— Jeff Quail (@QuailJeff) September 26, 2019
I thought the courts ruled that elected officials cannot block citizens?
— Killer McGirk ⭐⭐⭐ (@Geezasaurus) September 26, 2019
That’s what we’re trying to figure out — if what’s good for President Trump applies to Congress as well.
"An aide to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez… said the freshman congresswoman blocks people on Twitter if their input isn’t “constructive”". The people who want to tear it all down are the arbiters of what's "constructive"? ?
— AMY E JOHNSON (@AEJ58) September 26, 2019
Fantastic! This hypocrisy can not stand.
— Coleton Emr (@ColetonEmr) September 26, 2019
— Marc C7 (@C7Teddy) September 26, 2019
When AOC’s campaign manager is questioned about her actions … pic.twitter.com/u020R6hCtH
— Auntie Trust ?? (@RobertaGM) September 26, 2019
Someone’s gotta teach her the rules apply to everyone
— #AmericaFirst ?? (@PghBlackGold) September 26, 2019
Oh yeah!!! pic.twitter.com/g5u8lv0Z1N
— Deplorable Juan 1 (@Joey1pacman) September 26, 2019
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 5, 2018