Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was slapped with a lawsuit from comedian and troll nonpareil Alex Stein over a viral exchange the two shared last year. In the hilarious video, Stein caught up with AOC as she walked into a federal building in D.C. and, among other things, said she was his favorite big booty Latina.
In the aftermath of the barbs traded, Stein was subsequently blocked by AOC on Twitter. As a result, Stein is now claiming her actions violated his rights as a private citizen to have access to the expressions of a sitting congresswoman.
Stein contends in the lawsuit that AOC blocked him “in retaliation to Mr. Stein’s exercise of his First Amendment right, because earlier that day Mr. Stein, in the context of political commentary and satire, complimented Ms. Cortez,” the lawsuit claims, as reported by Slay News.
“Mr. Stein has a constitutional right to access Ms. Cortez’s Twitter account as part of vigorous public comment and criticism,” the lawsuit goes on to say.
“Ms. Cortez’s practice of blocking Twitter users she disagrees with is unconstitutional and this suit seeks to redress that wrong. My client is a political satirist,” his attorney Jonathan Gross said. “Political speech, the Supreme Court has said, is the highest level of protected speech.”
Stein himself said it’s not about any personal disagreements the two obviously have. Instead, his focus was merely on the constitutional gray area in which social media operates. “I really don’t have any hard feelings for AOC,” he said. “I really would like to have her unblock me. I think ethically, AOC is kind of playing fast and loose.”
After Stein went viral for his interaction on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building, AOC at the time issued a response that called his actions “deeply disgusting.”
“I was actually walking over to deck him because if no one will protect us then I’ll do it myself but I needed to catch a vote more than a case today,” the Democrat Socialist from New York threatened on Twitter.
AOC continued, saying that she shouldn’t have to experience any discomfort as a polarizing figure whose talents seem limited in cognitive function and who is mostly performative. “It’s just a bummer to work in an institution that openly allowed this, but talking about it only invites more. Just really sad,” she added.
Stein’s comments were perhaps crossing a line, but anyone older than five will distinctly remember that Donald Trump and his entire family were mercilessly mocked and ridiculed for his entire administration. Is he somehow fair game and is someone else like AOC not? Are women not as tough and strong and brave and brilliant as men?
In any event, our politicians deserve scorn and ridicule at every chance they get, save for a select few that actually seem to prioritize their constituents and the constitution.
“Look at that booty on AOC,” Stein said in his July 2022 video as she walked up the steps. “Whooo. I love it AOC. Hot, hot, hot like a tamale,” he added.
Despite her populist facade, AOC has done nothing but promote establishment culture and relish her time as an undeserving 30-something with too much power and privilege. The lawsuit from Stein is a nothing-burger compared to other issues in her orbit, particularly a possible ethics violation and investigation as a result of her appearance at the Met Gala in recent times. Readers will recall she attended the prestigious affair while wearing a dress that said: “Tax the rich.”
The New York Post has covered that story, writing:
A slew of watchdog groups filed complaints after revelations emerged that she and her boyfriend, with whom she has since become engaged, scored tickets that cost $35,000 apiece. There were also questions about Ocasio-Cortez’s “borrowed” dress, her sitting at a sponsored table possibly valued up to $300,000, and having a limousine ride.
Documents from the Congressional Ethics Committee trove clarified that the invitation information Ocasio-Cortez and her boyfriend received showed they were “guests of Vogue.” Following her outing, a Vogue staffer contacted Ocasio-Cortez’s team and suggested they describe her as a guest of Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief.
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