Big Brother is watching you!
A podcaster from California said police showed up at his home for allegedly threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez through a tweet.
Ryan Wentz stated that the police showed up at his door for sharing a video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “incredibly underwhelming” comments on Israel-Palestine.
Wentz went on to say that two California Highway Patrol officers came after receiving a call from the Capitol Police Department that stated Wentz threatened AOC.
How bizarre is that?
The Capitol Police are really investigating a man on the other side of the country who is just simply critiquing a Democrat Representative.
BREAKING REPORT: Police officers show up at TWITTER USER'S HOME for criticizing Congresswoman AOC on social media…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) April 10, 2021
Here is the tweet that made the police visit Wentz:
— Human Rights Watch Watcher (@queeralamode) April 8, 2021
Fox News had more details to add to the story:
A podcaster said he was “harassed” by two police officers at his home in California and accused of threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Twitter — a claim he calls outrageous and provably false.
The Twitter user, who goes by @queeralamode, is demanding answers from police and the congresswoman on why he was tracked down at home on Thursday. He said the experience left him “shaken up” and “feel[ing] very unsafe in my home right now.”
A spokeswoman for Ocasio-Cortez said the congresswoman did not request the investigation.
“No, we did not report him,” spokeswoman Lauren Hitt told Fox News on Friday. “We asked Capitol Police last night to look into what happened here and are awaiting additional information.”
The Twitter user, @queeralamode, does not list a name on the profile but describes himself as a co-host of two podcasts. But the user posted a letter about the incident from his purported employer, Maffick LLC, that identified him as Ryan Wentz. (Twitter has labeled Maffick as Russia state-affiliated media).
In his Twitter posts, the podcaster argued. that a seemingly non-controversial tweet he made about Ocasio-Cortez’s “incredibly underwhelming” response to a question on Palestine-Israel policy sparked the knock at his door from California Highway Patrol.
Every Citizen should be concerned this is happening in America of all places.
Podcaster receives police visit over alleged AOC threat — but there's more to the storyhttps://t.co/07lA0GCWkp
— DITTO: DemsHateFacts (@Scott100234372) April 10, 2021
AOC claims she didn’t report him to the Capitol Police but this screenshot of a tweet she tweeted in 2019 proves she’s reported Twitter users to the police before.
What the US Capitol (Thought) Police did to @queeralamode was absolutely monstrous, and its explanation for targeting him is absurd.
I'm sure the Capitol Police effort "to build files," as referenced here by AOC, was only limited to right-wing racists, and not leftist critics. pic.twitter.com/LjV7qjsn4S
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) April 10, 2021
Tucker Carlson dived deeper into the incident, check out what he had to add:
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) April 10, 2021