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New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thought she had seen the last of a certain heckler on Twitter when she blocked him on the platform, but the man has just sued her, citing a ruling the left wielded against Donald Trump and saying that because she is a member of the government, she can’t violate people’s free speech by blocking them from criticizing her online.
As many others have, crude comedian Alex Stein has been a virulent critic of AOC and has even confronted her in person with his off-color rants and sexualized taunts. Most notably, he posted a video after confronting her as she entered the Capitol on July 13.
In the video, Stein is heard taunting AOC about her “sexy” body and criticizing her for her stand on abortion.
“She wants to kill babies, but she’s still beautiful. You look very beautiful in that dress. You look very sexy. Look at that booty on AOC,” he catcalled, according to CNBC. “Look how sexy she looks in that dress. Oooh, I love it AOC. Hot, hot, hot like a tamale.”
Stein has engaged in other examples of this criticism online and has been a constant opponent on AOC’s Twitter feed. That is, until she blocked him and disabled his ability to post comments to her feed.
In the wake of AOC’s block, though, Stein jumped to the courts and cited the same ruling that the left used against Donald Trump when he tried to block abusers on his Twitter account.
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