Legal problems loom for AOC over Twitter account

July 10, 2019 by Jerry McCormick

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is having a really bad week.

First, she was dressed down in public by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and now AOC is being sued by a fellow Democrat for removing him from accessing her account on Twitter.

Stems from Trump Lawsuit

Earlier his week, a federal appeals court ruling sided against Donald Trump blocking individual users on his personal account.

Normally, you can do whatever you want on your personal account.

In this case, though, the judge ruled that since Trump regularly discusses policy on his personal Twitter account, it must be treated in the same manner as his official account, meaning he cannot block dissenting voices.

That being the case, it was recommended Trump mute the accounts since he could not block them. While the president still plans on fighting that battle, he had unblocked the users when this original decision came down in the case.

Problems for AOC

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez regularly uses her personal Twitter account to tout policy and get into battles with her detractors. One of her biggest detractors is actually a member of her own party, former New York Democrat Assemblyman Dov Hikind.

As AOC has done with other critics, she blocked Hikind some time ago for regularly calling her out on Twitter. The decision against Trump inspired Hikind to immediately follow a lawsuit against AOC to remove the block from his account.

Hikind stated, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has blocked me on Twitter yesterday apparently because my critique of her tweets and policies have been too stinging.”

“Just today the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that elected officials cannot block individuals from their Twitter accounts, thereby setting a precedent that Ocasio-Cortez must follow. Twitter is a public space, and all should have access to the government officials on it,” he added.

The scrutiny is clearly getting to her, as she was recently whining to the media over the dressing-down Pelosi gave her regarding her voting against the humanitarian aid legislation in both the House and the Senate.

Based on the decision made against Trump, we see no way for AOC to continue to be allowed to block users, so her life is surely about to get a lot more miserable now that anyone and everyone will be able to openly call her out.

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