“This very practice has been litigated with regard to President Donald Trump blocking individuals on Twitter, and has recently been found unconstitutional,” the lawsuit says.
Hikind posted on Twitter, “The law applies to socialists just as it does to capitalists. See ya in court, @AOC.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s office declined to comment on pending litigation.
Trump was challenged by seven individuals he blocked on Twitter, as well as the Knight First Amendment Institute, which argued the President’s personal account is an extension of his office.
The Justice Department argued the President wasn’t “wielding the power” of the federal government when he blocked certain individuals from his personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, and blocks users as a personal matter.
The judges on the appeals court concluded that “the First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise-open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees.”
“It so happens that there is a wonderful court case that makes it illegal, unconstitutional for her to do that,” he said. “She cannot block me.”