Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing heat for urging her supporters to create an archive of online postings by “Trump sycophants” who may later regret their affiliation with the president.
“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Friday.
“I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future,” the lawmaker wrote.
Commenters quickly decided the list-making endeavor was something a ruthless Communist dictator would love.
“Joseph is proud of you!” one user wrote, referring to notorious Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin.
Another person posted a photo of Mao Zedong with the caption: “Big shoes to fill but you’ll get there.”
Ocasio-Cortez received a since-deleted response from an ex-staffer of former President Barack Obama, Michael Simon, who shared a link to a site called The Trump Accountability Project.
The site says it aims to embarrass and hold accountable people complicit in the worst behaviors of Trump’s presidency, including his campaign staff, White House staff, donors and even lawyers.
“The world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and anti-Semitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of life and economic devastation from our country’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the site reads.
The site’s list of Trump loyalists has not been made public — and besides names, it’s unclear what type of information would be provided.