Democrats have been very vocal in criticizing President Donald Trump’s war against the media.
But they are going to have some explaining to do after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) started her own war by supporting the boycott of the New York Post.
The freshman congresswoman called on New Yorkers to stand in “solidarity” and quit supporting the Post in a Saturday tweet.
After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) described the 9/11 attacks as “some people did something,” the New York Post printed an image from that infamous 2001 day on its front page, calling out the Democrat for her belittling of the terrorist attack.
Take a look:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) also hit Omar hard on Twitter, as did President Donald Trump himself, who has faced subsequent blowback from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) was among the first Democrats to publicly defend Omar.
As such, it’s no surprise that after Bodega owners in New York City reportedly stopped selling the Post in support of Omar, AOC joined the fight.
AOC Creating Problems
AOC recently created a buzz by saying she does not want Joe Biden to run for the Democratic Party in 2020, as, she says, it would be a step backward.
But while that quip could create a problem for the party, it is nothing compared to the outrage she caused with her tweet in support of the Post boycott.
Indeed, it may not be legal for politicians to openly call for a boycott of a business located here in the United States.
President Trump has been critical of publications before, but he has never actually tried to prevent these publications from being sold.
Even if there are no laws preventing this, there is an ever bigger problem for AOC here: she is going up against a New York-based business — and that could mean thousands of New Yorkers losing their jobs.
New Yorkers are already not happy with their loudest representative over the loss of Amazon jobs, so this will probably not sit very well with people that actually work at the Post.
AOC can disagree and criticize the publication all she wants, but to support a boycott — well, that is something new altogether.