Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being sued for blocking her Twitter critics, a move which comes after the president was told he was in violation of the First Amendment for blocking his.
AOC, the firebrand Democrat from New York, is being sued by controversial Republican congressional candidate Joseph Saladino, and former New York assemblyman Dov Hikind.
Hikind is a Democrat and Jewish activist who says he was blocked on Monday after condemning AOC's comparison of migrant detention centers to concentration camps.
He and Saladino filed their suits on Tuesday in the wake of a court ruling which said Trump was not allowed to block his own critics.
'Trump is not allowed to block people, will the standards apply equally?' Saldino wrote in the filing.
The judge who decided that case said: '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.'
'Ocasio-Cortez is acting cowardly and should be ashamed of her attempts to silence me. I’ve done nothing but address her ignorance and disregard for the truth.
'She constantly brags about the millions of followers she has but is afraid of my speech.
'She is a hypocrite. I'm looking forward to the day where she has to unblock me so that free speech in America is guaranteed even when it offends!' Hikind told Fox News about the suit.
Among his tweets to her are some which were originally retweeted by others but that he retweeted calling her a 'Holocaust trivializer' and some of her staff Nazi sympathizers.