Published: Thu, July 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Ocasio-Cortez sued by rightwing critics for blocking them on Twitter

Ocasio-Cortez sued by rightwing critics for blocking them on Twitter

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress must do more to improve "abhorrent" conditions for migrant children held at the southern border.

The office of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't responded to a request for comment, so it's unclear how they will respond to the lawsuits - but both Saladino and Hinkind state in their lawsuits that they seek to be unblocked by Ocasio-Cortez. "Yeah take a seat and keep my name out of your lying mouth". Hikind claims that the NY congresswoman blocked him after he was critical of her on Twitter, and mentions other critics that she's also blocked, such as conservative journalist Ryan Saavedra.

"Just today the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that elected officials can not block individuals from their Twitter accounts, thereby setting a precedent that Ocasio-Cortez must follow", Hikind told the network.

Ocasio-Cortez in a tweet cited several quotes from Pelosi that have been portrayed as veiled critiques of the young lawmaker, stating, "Those aren't quotes from me; they're from the Speaker".

"I have no regrets about anything", Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters when asked whether she was concerned that her remarks divided the Democratic caucus and upset some liberal members.

"I think it's smart for Harris to show she's teaming up with (Ocasio-Cortez) and that they can work together well", said Katz, who advised New York's Cynthia Nixon in a primary challenge against Gov. Andrew Cuomo a year ago. Their four lonely votes against the bill were a principled stand, with more to come.

The interview addresses the recent $4.6 billion border aid package passed by the House despite resistance from Ocasio-Cortez and the more progressive members in the Democratic caucus. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., tweeted at Conway.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is being sued by two people for blocking them on Twitter, a lawsuit filed in the wake of a court ruling that said President Donald Trump could not block people because it violated his critics' constitutional rights.

The administration objected as well to provisions in the House bill seeking to stop Trump from spending billions of dollars to build a wall on the US border with Mexico, after he declared a national emergency in order to go ahead with construction without Congress' approval.

"Whether First Amendment concerns are triggered when a public official uses his account in ways that differ from those presented on this appeal will in most instances be a fact‐specific inquiry", the appeals court said.

Brian Fallon, a former top aide to Hillary Clinton and Sen.

One Democrat in the room argued Pelosi's comments Wednesday morning had come off a bit "heavy-handed".

"We need to leverage our power in the House of Representatives", Castro said in an interview.

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