Rep. Frederica Wilson Demands That Citizens Who Mock Congress Be Prosecuted

Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson said that she is going to help "shut down" people who mock members of Congress online.

Homestead, FL – Democratic Florida Representative Frederica Wilson has declared that people who are “making fun of members of Congress” online should face criminal charges for expressing their opinions.

Wilson made her announcement during a press conference outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children on Tuesday, according to the Washington Examiner.

“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 her somewhat confusing address.

It is unclear who Wilson proposes should be responsible for monitoring and prosecuting citizens who criticize members of Congress.

"We're gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted," she declared. "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."

Wilson also blamed President Donald Trump for the public’s lack of respect for the media, Congress, and the White House, the Washington Examiner reported.

She refused to attend President Trump’s State of the Union address in 2018, after declaring that the President is “so hateful towards black people, according to Breitbart.

In 2017, Wilson laughed about having politicized President Trump’s phone call to the pregnant widow of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, the Washington Examiner reported.

Sgt. Johnson, a father of two young children with a baby on the way, was killed in the line of duty in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017.

Wilson listened in on the phone call, then claimed that the President told the grieving widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt,” according to the Washington Examiner.

Then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly blasted Wilson for mischaracterizing the phone call, and said he was “stunned” that a member of Congress had the audacity to listen in and publicly comment on such a private conversation in the first place.

Kelly said that the purpose of President Trump’s call to Sgt. Johnson’s wife was to recognize her husband’s bravery and sacrifice as a “fallen hero,” the Washington Examiner reported.

"There's no reason to enlist,” Kelly said. “He enlisted, and he was where he wanted to be, exactly where he wanted to be with exactly the people he wanted to be with when his life was taken. That was the message.”

Wilson laughed about her role in the controversy, and seemed to be more focused on the attention it drummed up for her.

"You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" she laughed, according to the Washington Examiner. "This is amazing. That's amazing. I'll have to tell my kids that I'm a rock star now."

You can watch a clip of Wilson’s comments about prosecuting citizens who mock her in the video below:

Comments (60)
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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I'll support this congresswoman when making fun of, insulting, or using online resources to mock, the President of the United States, becomes a criminal offense.

REALITY_CHECK
REALITY_CHECK

Another POS Democrat who thinks they're above the law and entitled to some kind of special treatment. Bitch it's called freedom of speech, maybe you should look it up along with all the time you Democrats are wasting chasing Trump and not getting anything else done is basically "Taxation without representation" since "we" the taxpayers pay your sorry ass to sit in Congress.

rolblue
rolblue

It is some members of congress that should be prosecuted.

Ryerver
Ryerver

Sure I will give up my 1st amendment rights, where do I vote for that?

JBo
JBo

“Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace, ..."

That's only because members of Congress are a disgrace...corruption, partisanship, imaginary elite status and stupidity. A government body that revels in creating policies and laws that have caused endless problems and frustration and think they should be re-elected to pass more policies and laws to fix the previous ones they passed. Overpaid and under worked. Current approval rating: 20%.

Great job.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

like a police officer going to shut down a protest against bad policing . . .

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

If you dont want to be mocked stop being such s liberal dumb ass.

LunaMay
LunaMay

What happened to freedom of speech?! Oh wait..... we don’t know her

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL) says that people who are “making fun of members of Congress” online “should be prosecuted”

In her case it comes so easy for us to do so. Aw shucks, its Frederica "Cowgirl" Wilson; the fastest shootenist , quickest talkenest, squeeky voiceenest , meanest congress women in them thar neck of the woods.

Cidcsp
Cidcsp

Hate to resort to name calling, but what can you say besides, What a complete idiot. Rock star indeed.

Denece
Denece

The woman is a clown.

AJ Trubel
AJ Trubel

As far as her feelings towards people mocking congress, I can understand. Sitting congress members have been mocked since before the country's inception. And, on that note, I say to the Congresswomen, "You knew what you what you signed up for but, I guess it still hurt."

Suds18
Suds18

And how this is a law enforcement issue?????? AGAIN!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Hmm do I smell first amendment right violations? As a member of Congress, one should already know you cannot make everyone happy. Therefore, your skin should be pretty thick if you wanna play up there with the big boys. You’re always going to hear gripes and complaints, though nothing gets done unless you, the person in congress, aren’t affected personally. If your feelings get hurt easily, it’s not the job for you. If you get intimidated easily, the job is not for you. If you can’t handle negativity and people constantly pointing out what you’re doing wrong? THE JOB IS NOT FOR YOU. But I will say this. Now you know how it feels to be a police officer. Welcome to our world you bunch of cry baby bitches!!!!!! Prosecute that!!!!!

ikaika
ikaika

How do these dumbasses ever get elected?

Repubic*of*USA1
Repubic*of*USA1

I wish you do tell your kids that your racist dumb@$$ dumbocrat as all other black women that sit in and bitch how black you are, and you have to bring it up Everytime you go out lecturing about black and white. Ever since the other black president first day of office he had set this country back 50 years or more. We all in the USA were starting to get along and making strides in working together for a better friendship. STOP belittling yourself and join us white people and get along.

RPG156
RPG156

Where do I sign up to get on the asshat-bashing list?

Tekhore
Tekhore

Don’t make fun of that hat...her hair is attached to it.

trainbuff
trainbuff

She's just got her panties in a knot because people keep making fun of those ridiculous hats of hers.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

She is right. She and AOC and Ilhan Omar are just so brilliant and say such amazing things in their incessant tweets and instagrams. It’s terrible that people mock them for their outstanding intelligence and it should be banned.

Gramercy
Gramercy

CONGRESS is the epitome of MOCKERY! They deserve the plaudits they receive.

grant99710
grant99710

Just where was this person when Maxine Waters was telling people to confront political opponents and let them know they are not wanted here..restaurants, gas stations, at their homes..etc! You cannot have it both ways so if you don’t like it...quit...and slink back into a hole...but that may mean that you would to actually have to earn a living! Voters...you have to be more selective!

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

Affirmative action on parade. Just in case anyone thinks it's a good idea, and I know only a select few on here will think it is.

Jailkeeper
Jailkeeper

Ok, if that's what she wants, then I demand that Congress members who mock the President be prosecuted as well. What's good for the goose is good for the gander

1Starhoosier
1Starhoosier

She's another liberal nutcase...............................................

Stanracer
Stanracer

That's part of being a politician. Being mocked. That's what you signed up for, bitch. Get over it and grow a spine.

Les H
Les H

CONGRESS IT A COMPLETE JOKE AND SHE PROVES IT.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Listen here you ignorant disgraceful race baiting poverty pimp who dresses like a damn rodeo clown, which by the way, isn't all that "cultural appropriations"?? You are wearing another cultures hair and another cultures clothes!! Oh but because you are a crybaby Liberal Demonrat, it's okay if you do, just not anybody else. Making fun of people is called "free speech" you dumb ass biatch!! Read up on the 1st Amendment!!

OldVet
OldVet

Hahahaha!

RTSeeker
RTSeeker

She is there because she wants to be in the public. If she doesn't want to be made fun of, STOP SAYING SUCH STUPID THINGS! Put me in jail because I would rather watch the grass grow than listen to any thought she has. MORON!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

The monkey in a cowboy hat wants people prosecuted for making fun of her? I thought I had seen it all.

RunCop
RunCop

Hey, James Brown in a cowboy hat, go fuk yourself.....come and get me.

PhillyBlue
PhillyBlue

Another elected jackass who doesn't know a damn thing about constitutional rights, what a shocker...

Flynguy
Flynguy

Haha! Shut up you plastic hat wearing ape. You may walk upright, but your dried out old knuckles still drag the bat dung you wallow in. Mock, mock. Does anybody know what I can do or say to get prosecuted by this monkey?

IsupportLEOs
IsupportLEOs

Social media is certainly not the first venue for mocking political figures. It goes back centuries to the earliest political cartoons. Newspapers and other publications mocked politicians long before the public had a way to do so. Get tough or get out. Better yet, quit worrying about yourself and do something positive for this country and the public you are supposed to serve.

RR1
RR1

Really? Tell Frederica Wilson that this isn't a police state and we have freedom of speech. Congress should be addressed about all things by the people who pay their salaries. So Frederica STFU!

JDS
JDS

Rep Frederica Wilson is ugly & wears a stupid looking hat. There! That ought to do it! Come and get me! Pussies!

beglover1gmail
beglover1gmail

I understand the desire to want no mask on any criminal, but if we can't make a deterrent to stop criminals from anything that is the chance of this happening. There are so many things that could stop a lot of things. The biggest problems are with ACLU and other "protecting agencies" creating problems against laws and breaking down the Laws we have.

Mjpe
Mjpe

This women is one card short of a full deck. I’ll be out working hard to get her beat in the upcoming election.

Wag_dog
Wag_dog

Perhaps somebody should hand her a copy of the Bill of Rights? But then she’d need to be able to read.