This is a perfect example of how stupid and privileged our political class in America has become.
Frederica Wilson is a member of Congress, but apparently she has never heard of the First Amendment or free speech.
She obviously also doesn’t understand that she is a public figure.
Frederica Wilson: We Must Prosecute Anyone Who ‘Makes Fun’ Of Members Of Congress Online
Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) on Tuesday went with other members of Congress to tour a detention facility for illegal immigrants. During a press conference following the tour, Wilson made a rather interesting comment. Apparently she believes anyone who “makes fun of members of Congress” on the Internet “should be prosecuted.”
“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,” Wilson said. “We’re going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted.”
“You can not intimidate members of Congress, threaten members of Congress. It is against the law in this United States of America,” she said.
It’s rather dangerous for a member of Congress to say they want to prosecute people for “making fun of” others. Seriously? What happened to free speech? If someone says they don’t like Wilson’s hat because it’s ugly, are they going to be prosecuted? If someone says they think former Vice President Joe Biden is looking old, are they going to be prosecuted?
Here’s the video:
"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."
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 2, 2019
Here are some Twitter reactions to this:
These clowns in Congress think they are royalty!
— onceanarmymedic (@onceanarmymedic) July 2, 2019
The left does it to our amazing President on a continuous basis…but that is okay? Typical hypocrite…it’s freedom of speech!
— 🇺🇸I Stand🇺🇸 (@shesrhondajean) July 2, 2019
I don't know about anyone else, but sitting politicians calling for people to be prosecuted for "making fun of members of Congress" is kind of the reason we have the 1st Amendment.
And the 2nd, actually.
— Tyler Pieron (@tyler_pieron) July 2, 2019
Clearly Frederica Wilson is a Totalitarian Leftist who doesn’t believe in Free Speech – just like all totalitarians.
Why do I suspect that she’s just completely okay with anything negative said against Republicans
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) July 2, 2019
If Wilson doesn’t want to be ridiculed online, maybe she should stop acting like a clown.