Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just threatened Donald Trump Jr. and it backfired in the worst way
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is quickly becoming the laughing stock of Congress.
She continues to make public gaffes and errors that reveal how naïve she is.
And this time she really stepped in it.
Donald Trump Jr. posted a meme making fun of her and socialism.
Then, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted back threatening to subpoena him.
What she did not realize is that it is an ethics violation for a member of Congress to threaten litigation against anyone over partisan politics.
The Daily Caller reports:
Donald Trump Jr. shared a meme that featured Ocasio-Cortez on his Instagram that claimed the policies of socialism will cause Americans to eat their dogs. The meme shows two images: one of Ocasio-Cortez with the text, “Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?” and another image beneath Ocasio-Cortez of President Donald Trump with an overlay of text saying, “Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.”
In response to a Washington Post write up of the meme, Ocasio-Cortez threatened to use the “subpoena power” of Congress against Trump Jr.
Commenters pointed out that the act of threatening to use the power of Congress against other Americans for partisan gain is prohibited by ethics rules.
Sean Davis of the Federalist pointed to House Ethics Manual stipulations that members of Congress are “prohibited from threatening” due to partisan politics and cited the statute.
I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 7, 2018
Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month.
Have fun! https://t.co/oQ6MsdJYCk
It is unlikely that Donald Trump Jr. will seek ethics charges (even though he was the one threatened).
But Ocasio-Cortez is playing fast and loose.
She is ignorant of the laws, and it could land her in seriously hot water.
But radical Democrats are still eating it up.
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