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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s habit of blocking critics on Twitter has triggered two lawsuits against the young socialist, one from a Democrat and another from a Republican candidate.

Former New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat, told Fox News on Tuesday of his plans to sue AOC for blocking him and other critics on Twitter.

“I have decided, after speaking with my legal counsel, to initiate a lawsuit against her for blocking me and a host of other public figures,” the Democrat announced in a statement, according to Fox News.

“Ocasio-Cortez is acting cowardly and should be ashamed of her attempts to silence me. I’ve done nothing but address her ignorance and disregard for the truth. She constantly brags about the millions of followers she has but is afraid of my speech,” he continued. “She is a hypocrite.”

Hikind added, “I’m looking forward to the day where she has to unblock me so that free speech in America is guaranteed even when it offends!”

“The complaint seeks an injunction against Ocasio-Cortez, a declaration that she violated the First Amendment, and an award of attorney’s fees,” Fox News reported.

Hikind will reportedly cite other critics who’ve been blocked by Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.

The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, for example, was blocked by AOC in April. Saavedra has nearly 275,000 followers and is consistently a top news account on Twitter.com.

AOC hit “block” on Saavedra soon after he posted a video of the elected Democrat so-called “code-switching” while talking to a predominately black audience.

“Ocasio-Cortez speaks in an accent that she never uses while telling a room of predominately black people that there is nothing wrong with them folding clothes, cooking, and driving other people around on a bus for a living,” Saavedra captioned the video. The tweet racked up a stunning 40,000 likes.

Liz Wheeler, host of One America News Network’s “Tipping Point,” was blocked by Ocasio-Cortez earlier this month.

“Omg hahahah [AOC] blocked me!” Wheeler posted on July 5. “I am ALWAYS respectful & civil. I present facts only, nothing personal. Somebody is threatened by facts & the truth!”

The host was shut out after stating that Ocasio-Cortez voted “no” to a bill seeking to give humanitarian relief to migrants at the southern border, Wheeler said.

Popular conservative site The Daily Caller was blocked by AOC, too, according to Fox News.

NY-11 Congressional candidate Joey Saladino, a conservative, also announced Tuesday that he’d be filing suit against Ms. Ocasio-Cortez for blocking him on Twitter.

“Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, or ‘AOC’, blocked Joey ‘Salads’ Saladino shortly after announcing his candidacy for Congress around early May,” a press release from the candidate said, adding that “[p]olitical dialogue must occur across regional boundaries within the United States.”

“I’m suing AOC because we need to be able to have a strong and vigorous debate between the parties, otherwise our fragile system of ideas and representation breaks down,” Saladino said in a statement. “Though she is not in a position of power, she is the voice of her generation of Democrat voters, and bigger than some of the Presidential candidates.”

“If we can’t talk to one another, the whole system breaks down,” he argued. “Look what is happening in my district when entrenched NeverTrumpers are confronted by America First ideas. Like it or not we live in the same city and we need to be professional.”

The candidate is suing the elected Democrat in his own personal capacity, outside of his campaign.

The suits come in the wake of a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that President Donald Trump is in violation of the Constitution when he blocks critics from viewing his tweets.

“Because Mr. Trump uses Twitter to conduct government business, he cannot exclude some Americans from reading his posts — and engaging in conversations in the replies to them — because he does not like their views, a three-judge panel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in New York, ruled unanimously,” The New York Times reported.

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34 Comments

  1. carol

    July 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Little miss smarty pants, isn’t so smart after all.

  2. Connie

    July 11, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    It would seem that she cannot handle the truth when it hits her so she block those who tell it like it is. COWARD!

    • JAIME.

      July 11, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      EXACTLY!

  3. Guy

    July 11, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Never was……

  4. Mike

    July 11, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    I can only imagine what sort of moron voted for this stupid broad.

    • smrstrauss

      July 12, 2019 at 11:35 am

      I can only imagine what kind of moron appointed Alex Acosta (who just resigned by the way) as Secretary of Labor. Alex Acosta could have investigated more and in time brought an indictment for molesting young girls against Epstein, but instead he cut a sweetheart deal that allowed Epstein to get out of jail to work ten hours every workday.

  5. SFC D Monk

    July 11, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Guess ya don’t belong in the big leagues after all! Always plenty of bar tender positions available back on your block.

    • JAIME.

      July 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Ha, Ha, Ha …

    • Michael

      July 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Less since she caused the place she used to work for to close down because they couldnt afford the new minimum wage she pushed on her.

  6. anne

    July 11, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Democrats are growing more pathetic each hour. WALKAWAY

  7. Thomas Mann

    July 11, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I cannot stand the lying and race-baiting of AOC. That said, these lawsuits are absurd. Has she blocked them from Twitter? Has she prevented them from speaking their minds to anyone else? No. She’s blocked them from speaking, on Twitter, to her. That’s her right.

    • Tommy Ryan

      July 11, 2019 at 11:03 pm

      Agreed,my friend.
      Look at my comment as well.
      What has happened to our nation besides opinions having more “cause & affect” than FACTS.

      “The facts don’t care about feelings.”~Ben Shapiro

    • S

      July 12, 2019 at 12:53 am

      Trump couldn’t block the people he wanted, why does she get to block?? Nope….what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. She’s just going have to suck it up.

      • Beverly Thorpe

        July 12, 2019 at 7:35 am

        If she can’t play the game SHE started, then she should get out of the game of politics. Just because as she says…that she is a “woman of color” and she is fighting the bigotry, then she should understand how white women who are Conservatives/Republicans have a right to THEIR views, too, yet these leaders of women groups or rhetoric show no respect for other women IF THEY DON’T AGEE WITH HER. All women have minds of their own, white, black, brown, asian, hispanic, ALL women and we are not monolithic, we DO think for ourselves, and many of us will fight to protect our rights of gun ownership, yep we own guns to protect our families and homes; freedom of religion as it seems that Dems target Christians, who literally founded this country. Catholics spaniards, French huegonots (protestants)….EVERYONE got on a ship to come to America for Freedom of Faith, and it will always be part of our foundation, but in America we ALL have the choice on everything, join a church, or don’t believe in God, it’s ok! We just have to respect EACH OTHERS’ beliefs and views and not argue or fight or persecute any citizen of America, as being a citizen, a legal citizen, gives us Constitutional rights to be envied by the rest of the world.

    • Wilson

      July 12, 2019 at 2:36 am

      Not completely. the rest of the lawsuit against him also said being a gov employee which she is also and is using this account in an official capacity. You are wrong if you had read the actual ruling and please stop being a spam money with that dumb quote.

      • Wilson

        July 12, 2019 at 2:38 am

        *Monkey.

    • Matt

      July 12, 2019 at 6:24 am

      Not her right any more. Not since the Dems revoked this right for Trump.

    • Nancy Hessler

      July 12, 2019 at 8:58 am

      Read the article again, all the way to the end. Democrats sued Trump for this exact same thing, and won. What’s good for one party is presidence -setting good for the other.

  8. Tommy Ryan

    July 11, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Well, well, WELL…
    IF the shoe fits…
    Courts try to push a judicial ruling that President Trump has to “not block” unconstitutional critics that are incessantly hounding him with progressive socialist agenda ONLY to hinder his job & the job of his cabinets…& Nasty-ol’Kotex (along with the other progressive socialists) cheer a moronic “victory cry”.

    It ALL turns back on her & she cries about it.

    The problem I see is rampant BUTTHURT, though.
    Social Media is full of non-intelects.
    Block them…SO WHAT.
    Let the non-intelects block out a logical argument.
    The political scope and the social media opinionated opinions of the perpetually offensively offended is staggering.
    I have to say that I agree with Thomas Mann on this one, though…

  9. Proud vet

    July 12, 2019 at 12:31 am

    This cheap little slut think she’s above everybody she thinks because she’s a Congressman she’s got she’s nothing but a civil servant and she is not very good one at that at best she’s a communist seeking to destroy America with a little power she think she has. She should be removed from power and put in front of her federal firing squad and eliminated to show the next group of people like her in or do you Muslim girlfriends who are destroy America this is what you’re going to get when you step on the constitution of those who died for this great nation

  10. Tom

    July 12, 2019 at 1:55 am

    The crazy judges we have will probably say her case is totally different and does not fall into the same scope as Trumps Twitter account.As hers is just a twat-her accunt.

    • Wilson

      July 12, 2019 at 2:44 am

      She has an official account but she uses her private account. But once she starts posting official gov docs on her account it is no longer a private account.

  11. arif

    July 12, 2019 at 3:11 am

    I had a lot of Respect for Congressman and Senators?? Not anymore after seeing, Ilhan Omar, AOC Sheila Jackson. All Low life Scumbags and Cory Booker a Senator.. Who the Hell voted for these Characters ???????????? They belong in the Ghetto not in DC

  12. Wilson

    July 12, 2019 at 3:40 am

    For those arguing that her AOC account is private and therefore she can block them sorry
    but wrong her account is verified because she is using it a gov capacity to talk shit about people like the POUTS and since his twitter account under POUTS is often in her twitter chain of
    troll tweets it no longer falls under the personal account status and is considered semi-personal/private. This is why you are not suppose to use your personal account in this
    fashion and exactly why nut job has an office account under rep no-cortex.

    What types of accounts get verified?
    An account may be verified if it is determined to be an account of public interest. Typically this includes accounts maintained by users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.

  13. Wilson

    July 12, 2019 at 3:43 am

    But numb nuts should lose her status thought since her tweets fall under these infringements.

    Twitter reserves the right to remove verification at any time without notice.

    Reasons for removal may reflect behaviors on and off Twitter that include:

    Intentionally misleading people on Twitter by changing one’s display name or bio.
    Promoting hate and/or violence against, or directly attacking or threatening other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. Supporting organizations or individuals that promote the above.
    Inciting or engaging in harassment of others.
    Violence and dangerous behavior
    Directly or indirectly threatening or encouraging any form of physical violence against an individual or any group of people, including threatening or promoting terrorism
    Violent, gruesome, shocking, or disturbing imagery
    Self-harm, suicide
    Engaging in activity on Twitter that violates the Twitter Rules.

  14. Matt

    July 12, 2019 at 6:23 am

    If only her controllers had handled this for her. Or… maybe they did? Perhaps they silence critics because they are concerned about how badly she responds to them?

    And little Lexi was all for Trump being stopped from banning Twitter followers so she and her Three Stooges controllers had better just suck it up. After all, turn about is fair play. Right?

  15. William

    July 12, 2019 at 7:04 am

    This bitch should go back to making Mimosas!!!!

  16. vpaul

    July 12, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Social media hypocrites. They stop Trump from blocking and AhoCortez gets a pass.

  17. MissD

    July 12, 2019 at 9:59 am

    She can dish it out but she can’t take it ! Friggin TWIT ! Typical liberal !! She needs to gO ! And take her “tribe” with her !

  18. Alison

    July 12, 2019 at 10:04 am

    May just have to come on board the Twitter train after this one loses in court.

    • Alice

      July 12, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      Me, too.

  19. Thaddeus McKeown

    July 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Get The Popcorn FRolks And Get Ready To See A Total Meltdown From AOC The Court Ruling That These Liberal Got To Stop The President From Block Them Has Just Back Fired That Ruling Is Now Law

  20. Adam Selene

    July 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I’m so tired of the lying and race-baiting of AOC. Kick her ass out and let her get back to being a coctail waitress where she can do somebody some good. If Trump can’t block, then AOC can’t block. What a twit.

  21. Polly

    July 12, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Liars cannot deal with truth.Maybe more like to come .

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