If Trump Doesn't Get to Block People on Twitter, Why Should AOC?

House Oversight and Reform Committee member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A federal appeals court just ruled that President Trump isn’t allowed to block people from viewing his Twitter account, because now that he’s in public office, his social media is a public forum. That seems like a bad idea, just on general principles. People have the right to yell at him, or any other public figure, as much as they want. But why should he, or anybody else, be obliged to listen? If I stand outside your house with a bullhorn, shouldn’t you have the right to close your windows? My right to speak freely doesn’t obligate anybody to listen.


Well, now we’ll find out if the rules will apply to both sides. The Dems got their very own Trump in the person of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and now the people she has blocked on Twitter want justice.

Gregg Re and Ronn Blitzer, Fox News:

Former Democratic New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind told Fox News Tuesday that he is preparing to sue Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for blocking users on Twitter based on their personal viewpoints, following a federal appeals court ruling barring President Trump from doing the same…

Fox News is told the lawsuit would likely focus on Ocasio-Cortez’s popular and active @AOC account, which has more than 4.6 million followers.

I’m no lawyer, but fair’s fair. If we’re going to force the president to let us scream at him online all we want, why shouldn’t the same rules apply to every other politician?

Don’t all Americans deserve equal access to epic clapbacks like this?


Twitter is also how AOC told the world about being attacked by Border Patrol agents:

Doesn’t everybody have the right to witness AOC’s version of the truth for themselves? Don’t the rules apply to her as well? Or is she exempt because she’s a Democrat?



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