Some Democrats toured the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Florida Tuesday. In case you haven’t heard, touring detention facilities is all the rage for Congressional Democrats now that they have been shamed into admitting there is a humanitarian crisis on the southern border. Florida Democrat Frederica Wilson spoke to the press outside after the tour and she focused on a rather odd subject.
Congresswoman Wilson is known for being outspoken against President Trump and Republicans. She is also known for her taste in hats, which she wears every single day. She loves a sequined cowboy hat, that’s for sure. Don’t think about mocking her on social media, though, or she’ll see about prosecuting you. It’s Trump’s America and her feelings overrule your freedom of speech.
“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 [sic],” Wilson said during comments made Tuesday outside of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Florida.
“We’re gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted,” she continued. “You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it’s a shame in this United States of America.”
A public watchdog group discovered a private Facebook page for Border Patrol agents where inappropriate remarks were made against members of Congress, particularly Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Perhaps this is what set off Rep. Wilson. Customs and Border Protection asked the Department of Homeland Security inspector general for an investigation. AOC responded to the specific mockery aimed at her.
Just left the 1st CBP facility.
I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me.
Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets.
This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
President Trump was blamed for the posts from the Facebook group members, all former or current Border Patrol agents. Democrats suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome are nothing if not consistent.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Committee on homeland security, ripped the social media posts and called for the agents responsible for the “vile comments” to be fired.
“This Facebook group is beyond sexist and racist – it is truly abhorrent and shameful, and there is no excuse for this depraved behavior,” Thompson said in a statement. The Mississippi Democrat said the social media posts are evidence of systemic issues in DHS and CBP.
“It is clear federal law enforcement officials seem empowered by President Trump and seem all too willing to take his anti-immigrant rhetoric to the next level when they think no one is watching,” Thompson said.
Rep. Wilson continued the blame game against President Trump in her rant outside the Homeland, Florida facility. She blamed him for causing people to lose respect for members of Congress, the media, and the White House. A Gallup poll in May, 2019 showed Congress with a 20% approval rating. Their approval rating hasn’t hit 30% in 10 years. Blaming President Trump for everything is the usual over-stretch from our Democrat betters in Congress.
What isn’t clear is what kind of prosecution Rep. Wilson speaks of in her remarks. Does she think critics on social media should be jailed? Some heavy fines imposed? The woman who called President Trump “crazy” and “suffering from a brain disorder” may want to re-think this idea. If she’d like to de-platform her critics, shouldn’t she be given the same penalty for her own behavior? If she receives legitimate threats, that’s one thing. Those should be turned over to the authorities. Otherwise it just sounds like she’s thin-skinned. The same goes for AOC and her squad. AOC called detention centers “concentration camps” and referred to Border Patrol agents as Nazis. Conflating mockery with violent threats is cynical, at best.