Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) claims she wants those who make fun of members of Congress online to be “prosecuted.”
The lawmaker made the comments yesterday outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, FL.
“Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace, and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable,” she said.
“We’re gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted,”
she added. “You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it’s a shame in this United States of America.”
We here at Freedom Fighter Radio say — Mocking Congress is our Constitutional right its called FREE SPEECH as defined in the 1st Amendment
Hey Frederica Just shut up and go buy a real cowboy hat moron. You look as ridiculous as you sound.
My video response
Fox News points out that the Congresswoman’s comments come after ProPublica reported Monday about a Facebook group of Border Patrol agents that mocks and posts explicit content about members of Congress, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Wilson’s comments came amid a controversy over a Facebook group that includes Border Patrol agents and where they allegedly mocked and posted graphic content about members of Congress, including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The website ProPublica posted a story Monday headlined “Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes.”
In addition to showing indifference toward the deaths of migrants, members made vulgar jokes about Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus ahead of their visit a Border Patrol facility in Texas on Monday, the story alleged.
Wilson also blamed President Trump for people losing respect for Congress and the White House, saying he has “taken this country to its knees.”
She once accused Trump of being “hateful towards black people” and declined to participate in the State of the Union address in 2018.