Alex Stein, a comedian and troll without peer, has sued Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over a viral exchange the two had last year. Stein caught up with AOC as she walked into a federal building in D.C. and, among other things, said she was his favorite big booty Latina in the video.
Following the exchange of insults, Stein was blocked on Twitter by AOC. As a result, Stein is now claiming that her actions violated his rights as a private citizen to access a sitting congresswoman’s expressions.
Stein contends in the lawsuit that AOC blocked him “in retaliation to Mr. Stein’s exercise of his First Amendment right, because earlier that day Mr. Stein, in the context of political commentary and satire, complimented Ms. Cortez,” the lawsuit claims, as reported by Slay News.
“Mr. Stein has a constitutional right to access Ms. Cortez’s Twitter account as part of vigorous public comment and criticism,” the lawsuit goes on to say.
“Ms. Cortez’s practice of blocking Twitter users she disagrees with is unconstitutional and this suit seeks to redress that wrong. My client is a political satirist,” his attorney Jonathan Gross said. “Political speech, the Supreme Court has said, is the highest level of protected speech.”
Stein himself said it’s not about any personal disagreements the two obviously have. Instead, his focus was merely on the constitutional gray area in which social media operates. “I really don’t have any hard feelings for AOC,” he said. “I really would like to have her unblock me. I think ethically, AOC is kind of playing fast and loose.”
After Stein’s interaction on the steps of the United States Capitol Building went viral, AOC responded by calling his actions “deeply disgusting.”
“I was actually walking over to deck him because if no one will protect us then I’ll do it myself but I needed to catch a vote more than a case today,” the Democrat Socialist from New York threatened on Twitter.
AOC went on to say that she shouldn’t have to feel uncomfortable as a polarizing figure whose cognitive function appears to be limited and who is mostly performative.“It’s just a bummer to work in an institution that openly allowed this, but talking about it only invites more. Just really sad,” she added.
Stein’s remarks may have crossed a line, but anyone over the age of five will recall that Donald Trump and his entire family were mercilessly mocked and ridiculed throughout his entire administration. Is he fair game, whereas someone like AOC is not? Aren’t women just as tough, strong, brave, and brilliant as men?
In any case, our politicians deserve to be mocked and ridiculed at every opportunity, with the exception of a few who appear to prioritize their constituents and the constitution.
“Look at that booty on AOC,” Stein said in his July 2022 video as she walked up the steps. “Whooo. I love it AOC. Hot, hot, hot like a tamale,” he added.
Despite her populist persona, AOC has done nothing but promote establishment culture and enjoy her time as an undeserving 30-year-old with far too much power and privilege. The lawsuit filed by Stein is insignificant in comparison to other issues in her orbit, particularly a possible ethics violation and investigation stemming from her recent appearance at the Met Gala. Readers will recall that she attended the prestigious event wearing a dress that read “Tax the Rich.”
The New York Post has covered that story, writing: