To HELL with free speech: Dem Rep. Frederica Wilson demands prosecution for those who mock Congress online

While speaking outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Florida, on Tuesday, Rep. Frederica Wilson demanded that anyone who mocks members of Congress online be prosecuted.

“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 [sic],” 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.”

Translation: To HELL with the First Amendment right to free speech.

Don’t just take our word for it.  Here’s video of her comments:

The Washington Examiner added:

ProPublica on Monday publicized posts made by Border Patrol agents in a private Facebook group that disparaged migrants and some members of Congress, such as Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Wilson then went on to blame President Trump for causing people to lose respect for Congress, the media, and the White House.

A May 2019 Gallup poll recorded a 20% approval rating for Congress, whose approval rating has not hit 30% in 10 years.

Response to her fascist idea was pretty much what you’d expect.


Does that mean everyone who mocks Republicans on social media should also be prosecuted?  If that’s the case, half the country will end up in jail.

Note to Frederica Wilson: There’s a reason we have the First Amendment.  If you can’t handle Americans exercising their God-given rights, then you shouldn’t be in office.


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