A congresswoman apparently has a serious problem with what people think and say about her. In fact, the Democrat says folks who make fun of her should be prosecuted.
But irrespective of any prosecution, she says they’re going to be shut down.
The statement from Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., came during her appearance at a facility where illegal aliens are detained.
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
Twitter news aggregator Twitchy explained, “Florida Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and her hat were at Homestead detention facility today, where she offered up a fun little policy proposal: shutting down and prosecuting people who make fun of members of Congress online.”
She said: “Those people who are online, making fun of members of congress are a disgrace. There is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable. We’re going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down and they should be prosecuted.”
Twitter user Bryan S. Myrick noted the congresswoman essentially was calling for “an end to freedom of political speech.”
And another, Shane Vander Hart, noted federal law prohibits threatening a member of Congress.
“Making fun of them, however? Not so much.”
Said Twitchy: “Mocking an idiot congresswoman like Frederica Wilson is not only not a crime, but one could argue that it’s actually our civic duty. We’re not about to stop now.”
Twitter user Reinheim told Wilson: “That ain’t how free speech works lady. This is America. We know you don’t like the constitution and the rights it protects for American citizens.
“But you have to abide by and recognize them.”
Politicked the Podcast wrote: “‘There’s no need for anyone to think that’s unacceptable.’ Okay. Done.”
But Eddie Zipperer followed with: “I think it was: ‘There’s no need for anyone to think. That’s unacceptable.'”
Another cited Mark Twain, who wrote, “Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”