It appears as though Alexandria Ocasio Cortez committed an ethics violation when she threatened Donald Trump Jr. today after he tweeted a funny meme about socialism (see below) in reference to the newly elected Congresswoman.
Ocasio Cortez hasn’t even been sworn in yet and she’s already making waves.
It all started when Donald Trump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram that made the claim that the policies of socialism will cause Americans to eat their dogs. LOL!
The meme features New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the text “Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?”
The image beneath Ocasio-Cortez is President Donald Trump with an overlay of text saying, “Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.”
He’s right! It’s funny because it’s true.
Trump was making a reference to the fact that the socialist country of Venezuela asked its citizens to eat their pets. We’re not kidding!
Ocasio Cortez shot back:
It appears that Ocasio Cortez could be in hot water according to The Gateway Pundit for threatening Donald Trump Jr with retaliation over the meme.
The House prohibition on the very kind of threat that @Ocasio2018 just made to @DonaldTrumpJr couldn't be clearer: lawmakers are "prohibited from threatening punitive action" against people/groups for not politically supporting the lawmaker. Ethics Committee should investigate. pic.twitter.com/NNIPp1vsyv
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 7, 2018
According to — 42 U.S. Code § 1983 – Civil action for deprivation of rights
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable.
For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.
(R.S. § 1979; Pub. L. 96–170, § 1, Dec. 29, 1979, 93 Stat. 1284; Pub. L. 104–317, title III, § 309(c), Oct. 19, 1996, 110 Stat. 3853.)
Ocasio Cortez can’t threaten a US citizen