AOC Takes Victory Lap as Tucker Leaves Fox After She Accuses Him of Inciting Violence

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-NY), did a victory dance on Twitter after the news broke on Monday that Tucker Carlson would be leaving Fox News Channel. This was a day after Ocasio-Cortez had accused him of inciting violence.

Ocasio Cortez’s response to the news was a simple “Wow.”

She then retweeted an excerpt of her interview on Sunday with Jen Psaki, the former Biden White House Press Secretary. In this clip she claimed that she had incited violence.

Breitbart reported last weekend that Ocasio Cortez (who seemed to agree) told Psaki she wanted to pass laws restricting what Carlson – and journalists in general – can say. This would be a violation to the First Amendment. She stated: “We are very concerned about what can be said on the air. We saw this with January 6 and in the run-up to it. We have to explore the law in order to determine how we will navigate issues of not only freedom of speech, but also accountability for inciting violence.

The First Amendment states (emphasis in original): “Congress may not make any law respecting an established religion or prohibiting its free exercise; or abridging freedom of speech or of the media; or the rights of the people to peacefully assemble and petition the Government to resolve grievances.”