AOC Caves to Legal Threat From Candace Owens
Earlier last year, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez settled a First Amendment lawsuit for blocking a critic on twitter. She issued an apology and unblocked the plaintiff (Dov Hikind). Prior to the lawsuit, AOC had claimed to only have 20 accounts blocked for “ongoing harassment.” We know that at least one of the twenty blocked was OANN’s Liz Wheeler, who simply corrects the illogic of AOC’s posts.
Ironically, it was thanks to a lawsuit against President Donald Trump that the precedent was set that politicians can’t block individuals on twitter.
Despite that prior incident, conservative activist Candace Owens discovered that she too was blocked by AOC on twitter. Candace immediately sent Cortez a legal notice asking to be unblocked by Monday, January 6th , otherwise AOC would be subject to an unwinnable legal battle. AOC made a rare intelligent move and backed down, unblocking Candace.
Candace posted the following message to her Facebook page:
Yesterday, I had my lawyer send a demand letter to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sincere threat to open litigation against her.
Today we heard back, and she conceded. Read below for more details:
In July of 2019, a New York Federal appeals court upheld a lower court decision from 2018, which disallowed President Trump to block his critics and naysayers from his personal twitter account. This decision set a first-time precedent stipulating that “the First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise‐open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees,” wrote Judge Parker, who was nominated to the appeals court by President George W. Bush.
So, you can imagine my surprise when I learned that during that same month, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez blocked me from her twitter account!
Too often it seems that the law is only applicable to one side of the political aisle. As a matter of ensuring equality, this week, I hired New York lawyer Jacob Weinstein to send Ms. Ocasio-Cortez a demand letter, highlighting our intention to litigate the matter, should she not unblock my account by end of day, January 6th 2019.
I am pleased to announce that as of writing, her lawyer has indicated that his client would concede to our demand (letter in photos).
This outcome is important for a few reasons:
AOC blocked me because I am without question, her toughest critic. While she uses her social media presence to pollute the youth with fraudulent promises of a socialist utopia, I have used my online presence to directly refute such patently false indications. This outcome then assures us that there will continue to be a loud answer to the far-left’s predatory misinformation campaign aimed at our youth.
It is due to your continued support of me and my various projects that we are able to set aside funding to pursue these seemingly small legal battles, that can have major outcomes in the long run. We must never allow people that wish to bring socialism to America, create pockets within society (whether online or otherwise) where their ideas can go unchecked.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is 2020. This year, everything counts. Every battle, every word, every event, and every dollar will go toward or against the future of this country. My ask of every single one of you is to make this year count. In whatever capacity you can— FIGHT.
You can read the letter that was sent to AOC below:
It is fascinating that despite losing a legal battle over this already earlier last year, AOC still continued blocking critics – and ironic considering that she previously stated “no one is above the law, not even the president” in the immediate aftermath of the court ruling that Trump can’t block critics on twitter.
She too, is not above the law.