New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez never thought she would end up in court over this.
But Ocasio-Cortez’s day is coming.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got some bad news about a legal problem that is about to blow up.
Last July, comedian Alex Stein saw Ocasio-Cortez walking over to the Capitol to take a vote.
Stein filmed himself trailing Ocasio-Cortez and mocking the socialist Congresswoman over her militant support for abortion-on-demand in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
“She wants to kill babies but she’s still beautiful. You look very beautiful in that dress. You look very sexy. Look at that booty on AOC,” Stein is heard on video joking. “Look how sexy she looks in that dress. Oooh, I love it AOC. Hot, hot, hot like a tamale.”
Ocasio-Cortez later posted the encounter to social media and whined that anyone who disagrees with her politics is trying to incite violence.
“I posted about a deeply disgusting incident that happened today on the Capitol steps, but took it down bc it’s clearly someone seeking extremist fame,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
“It’s just a bummer to work in an institution that openly allowed this, but talking about it only invites more. Just really sad,” Ocasio-Cortez continued.
Ocasio-Cortez then blocked Stein.
Now Stein is suing, arguing that an elected official blocking him on Twitter violates his First Amendment right to petition his government and freedom of speech.
“My client is a political satirist,” Stein’s lawyer Jonathan Gross argued. “Political speech, the Supreme Court has said, is the highest level of protected speech.”
Legal precedent is also against Ocasio-Cortez.
In 2019, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that President Trump could not block individuals on her personal account since Trump used it to conduct government business.
“This debate, as uncomfortable and as unpleasant as it frequently may be, is nonetheless a good thing,” Judge Barrington B. Parker wrote for the majority. “In resolving this appeal, we remind the litigants and the public that if the First Amendment means anything, it means that the best response to disfavored speech on matters of public concern is more speech, not less.”
Stein has the law and the facts on his side on this lawsuit.
And Ocasio-Cortez is likely to face defeat and have to unblock Stein.
Renewed Right will keep them up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.