Ocasio-Cortez Threatens Stalinist Show Trial Against Trump Jr.

  • 2018-12-07
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Ocasio-Cortez Threatens Stalinist Show Trial Against Trump Jr.
By Jesse Korman, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70354087
Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened Donald Trump Jr. with the power of the federal government after the president's son posted a meme trolling her. 

The reaction was swift. (Daily Wire)

"I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "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!" she concluded.


Ocasio-Cortez's tweet came in response to this Instagram post from Trump Jr.:


It’s funny cuz it’s true!!! 🤣🇺🇸🤣🇺🇸🤣

A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on

Almost immediately, numerous political analysts, commentators, and pundits noted that Ocasio-Cortez's comments likely constituted an ethics violation.

The House Ethics Manual explicitly forbids threats on the basis of partisan or political considerations.
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