Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist Congressional butterface from the Bronx, is being taken to court by Republican Congressional hopeful Joey ‘Salads’ Saladino for allegedly violating his rights.
I have officially filed my lawsuit against AOC for blocking me on twitter.
Trump is not allowed to block people, will the standards apply equally?
Stay tuned to find out! pic.twitter.com/0RmHI7x9Qc
— Saladino for Congress (@JoeySalads) July 9, 2019
Saladino announced on Tuesday that he will be suing Ocasio-Cortez because she blocked him on Twitter. A federal appeals court recently ruled that Twitter is a public square of sorts, and President Donald Trump cannot block individuals on the platform without abridging their constitutional rights. Saladino hopes that the courts hold Ocasio-Cortez to the same standard.
“I’m suing AOC because we need to be able to have a strong and vigorous debate between the parties, otherwise our fragile system of ideas and representation breaks down,” Joey Salads said in a press release. “Though she is not in a position of power, she is the voice of her generation of Democrat voters, and bigger than some of the Presidential candidates.”
Saladino is joined by Democratic former New York state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is also filing a lawsuit against AOC after he was blocked by the hip-shaking millennial legislator.
“This very practice has been litigated with regard to President Donald Trump blocking individuals on Twitter, and has recently been found unconstitutional,” Hikind wrote in his suit.
The law applies to socialists just as it does to capitalists.
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) July 10, 2019
Saladino makes it clear that he is suing AOC on his own accord, this is not being conducted through his Congressional campaign in the 11th district. He hopes it is ultimately settled amicably, and sets the precedent of facilitating political dialogue within a political arena that is rapidly becoming more divided and polarized.
“If we can’t talk to one another, the whole system breaks down,” Joey Salads said. “Look at what is happening in my district when entrenched NeverTrumpers are confronted by America First ideas. Like it or not we live in the same city and we need to be professional.”
Saladino is facing off against an anti-Trump opponent, New York Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Bay Ridge), to be the Republican challenger for the 11th District Congressional seat in 2020. Malliotakis regrets voting for Trump in 2016, and considers herself a Marco Rubio Republican.
While Malliotakis rubs elbows with the GOP establishment for corporate checks with strings attached, Joey Salads is already leading the fight against the radicalized Left – garnering national headlines for his bold efforts – many months before the Republican primary.