Well, well, well. The cowboy hat wearing Congress Critter can dish it, but she can’t take it. Florida Representative Frederica Wilson declared on Tuesday that people just should not make fun of Congress, and if they do, they should suffer consequences.
“They went inside around 1 p.m. with the purpose of investigating the conditions that migrant children are living in,” CBS Miami reported. “Joining Wilson was fellow South Florida Rep. Donna Shalala (FL-27), Rep. Bennie Thompson (MA-02), Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Rep Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05), Rep. John Lewis (GA-05) and Rep. Madeleine Dean (PA-04).”
Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL) says that people who are “making fun of members of Congress” online “should be prosecuted” pic.twitter.com/f69KwOeJ0n
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And for those who recoiled at the sound of the voice:
“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 during a press conference. “We are going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted.”
So much for defending the Constitution of the United States for this particular representative. Apparently, she has never read the Bill of Rights, namely the First Amendment. We the people can say whatever we want to say about government short of treason, inciting violence, and threats of all kinds.
Just saying “look at all those ridiculous sparkles” when seeing one of Rep. Wilson’s numerous hats, does not qualify for prosecution. Neither does pointing out ignorance or stupidity when speaking.
Nor does satire, political cartoons, fact-checking ridiculous claims, or objecting to behavior that is unbecoming an elected official no matter who it is.
Later during the press conference, Wilson said: “This administration has shown a blatant disregard for the mental and physical health of children in custody. They’re spending weeks, and even months, in detention conditions that are tantamount to living under house arrest. We are upset about it.”
Wilson added: “We came today to say we will shut this down because this does not have to be this way. These children can be processed and sent to foster care, they can be processed and sent to next of kin, aunts, grandmothers, people in the community who know them and that’s what we are fighting for today.”
The children in those facilities are migrants who may or may not have family in the country. You’d think a Congress Critter allowed a microphone would know that.