Kimberly Guilfoyle just hit back at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the darling of the left overstepped her bounds and actually threatened Don Trump Jr.
Look, one the hallmarks of our system is we don’t abuse our power – prosecutors and IRS agents and Congresswomen who have subpoena power should simply not abuse it.
These are serious issues and we do not threaten our political enemies with investigations for critical comments.
The meme shows two images: one of Ocasio-Cortez with the text, “Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?” and another image beneath Ocasio-Cortez of President Donald Trump with an overlay of text saying, “Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.”
In response to a Washington Post write up of the meme, Ocasio-Cortez threatened to use the “subpoena power” of Congress against Trump Jr.
“Did you just threaten to subpoena someone for criticizing you?” Guilfoyle tweeted back. “As a lawyer and former prosecutor, I find this deeply troubling.”
And she probably should. Take a look at 42 U.S. Code, Section 1983, passed in 1871, which reads:
“Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer’s judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable.
For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia.”
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