Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (among others) should be prosecuted for the threats they are making under 18 U.S. Code § 115 and disqualified from office before she even starts her job on January 2, 2019.
Ocasio-Cortez Threatens Subpoena in Response to Meme Shared by Trump Jr.
Trump Jr. posted a meme that depicted the democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez asking President Donald Trump, “Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?”
“Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them,” Trump responds in the meme, a reference to the extreme food shortages in Venezuela that have reduced residents to eating pets and zoo animals.
Ocasio-Cortez, who in November became the youngest woman elected to Congress, linked to a Washington Post piece about the Instagram post and responded on Twitter. “I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” she mocked.
“Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!” she continued.
Although Miss Social-communist Ocasio-Cortez was the first that came to mind, many politicians, actors and state officials could and should be prosecuted under the statue.
18 U.S. Code § 115 – Influencing, impeding, or retaliating against a Federal official by threatening or injuring a family member
(A) assaults, kidnaps, or murders, or attempts or conspires to kidnap or murder, or threatens to assault, kidnap or murder a member of the immediate family of a United States official, a United States judge, a Federal law enforcement officer, or an official whose killing would be a crime under section 1114 of this title; or
(B) threatens to assault, kidnap, or murder, a United States official, a United States judge, a Federal law enforcement officer, or an official whose killing would be a crime under such section,
with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with such official, judge, or law enforcement officer while engaged in the performance of official duties, or with intent to retaliate against such official, judge, or law enforcement officer on account of the performance of official duties, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).
Just think of the implications if they decided to enforce that law.