Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson Says Anyone Making Fun of Members of Congress “Should be Prosecuted”
On Tuesday, Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson made some very interesting comments during a press conference following Congress members’ tour of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Florida. She said, “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]. Wilson continued, “We’re gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted. You cannot intimidate members of Congress, threaten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it’s a shame in this United States of America.”
Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL) says that people who are “making fun of members of Congress” online “should be prosecuted” pic.twitter.com/f69KwOeJ0n— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 2, 2019
Indeed, no one should be threatening any members of Congress, but to prosecute someone for joking or mocking anyone is ridiculous! It’s very hypocritical of Rep. Frederica Wilson since she does it herself. Wilson has been an outspoken critic of President Trump. She publicly called the president “crazy” and said that he has a “brain disorder” and “is desperate for attention and needs psychological help.”
In the press conference, Wilson was referring to a secret Facebook group of former and current border patrol officers that made fun of migrants and members of Congress including Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. One of the group’s posts was an image of Ocasio-Cortez that was photoshopped to show her engaging in sexual acts with an illegal immigrant.
The Department of Homeland Security was asked to start an investigation into the private Facebook group by the Customs and Border Protection.
The NBPC condemns the inappropriate and unprofessional social media posts related to members of Congress and those encountered by Border Patrol agents. pic.twitter.com/rst6Le5cBj— Border Patrol Union - NBPC (@BPUnion) July 1, 2019
What are your thoughts about joking about members of Congress, should it be considered unlawful?