New York Democrat Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez tweeted teen pundit CJ Pearson that “you’re right to be afraid of us” Tuesday.
CJ had referred to her as “the woman next to” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a tweet about the State of the Union address.
“@AOC has been talking this entire speech and the woman next to her keeps trying to look the other way 😂😂”
“Hi CJ Pearson, I’m not ‘the woman sitting next to her,’” Velazquez wrote on Twitter Tuesday night.
“[Ocasio-Cortez] and I — and millions like us — are the future of this country. And you’re right to be afraid of us. But you should learn my name.”
I’m sorry if I bruised your ego but genuinely, I really don’t know you are. Do less tweeting and more work, Congresswoman. Maybe, then, more Americans will know your name. Be blessed.
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) February 6, 2019
Others weighed in on the interaction between the congresswoman and the Pearson.
They were not happy that the Congresswoman had threatened him.
Even a mediocre public servant would say, “We are the future and the future is bright for us all.” Who wants to live in fear of elected officials?
— CJ (@cjannuzzi) February 6, 2019
Nydia Margarita Velázquez Serrano is an American politician who has served in the United States House of Representatives since 1993. Velázquez, a Democrat from New York, is the first Puerto Rican woman to be elected to Congress, and she was the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus until January 3, 2011
Exactly! Why do we need to fear them? Only people craving power & control want people to fear them.
United WE Stand!
— Wendi (@mamawendi) February 6, 2019
In October 1992, during her first campaign for the House, an unknown person or persons at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Manhattan anonymously faxed to the press Velázquez’s hospital records which pertained to a suicide attempt in 1991. At a subsequent press conference, Velázquez acknowledged that she had attempted suicide that year while suffering from clinical depression. Velázquez said that she underwent counseling and “emerged stronger and more committed to public service.”
You’re a sick puppy telling a citizen to be afraid of you. You’re not the future. You might be so small squeaky noise in the corner but no one will ever be afraid if you. CJ…imagine if a man said that to a woman?
— Andrew Heilman, CFA (@imapedestrian) February 6, 2019
A majority of her campaign contributions have come from banks, including Goldman Sachs and the American Bankers Association.
When governments fear the people there is Liberty. When the people fear the government there is Tyranny.
– Thomas Jefferson
— Lily Lauer (@SoS2flower) February 6, 2019
So just absolutely who does Velazquez think she is? Let’s make this clear. She is a public SERVANT! She is not a MASTER. She doesn’t get to tell the citizens that they ‘should know her name’. She doesn’t get to do that. She doesn’t get to tell citizens, of any age, that they should be afraid. She is an employee of the American taxpayer.
That is our problem. These people think they are a boss. They think they are a celebrity, and we let them!
Now, this will honk her off. She is really a nobody. She hasn’t done anything. She has been in office since 93 and I have never heard her name? I live politics. I know people in congress and they know who I am. I know Senators and they know who I am.
I have literally never hear of this woman until today. So she may be a congresswoman, but she is not one making any big media. I pour over media for hours a day for this job.
I am telling you…who is she and where did she come from. CJ Pearson is more well known than she is! She needs to know his name!
The Daily Caller reported:
Velazquez, 65, made news when she said “a room of men have no business undermining a woman’s unconditional right to choose.” She added “that room of men is not referring to our governor” during a press conference with Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July.
I don’t recall that happening either…. She’s literally at the bottom of the list of no-bodies in Congress.
Coreco Ja’Quan “CJ” Pearson (born July 31, 2002) is an American political activist and commentator, and freelance journalist. He has made appearances on television and on YouTube, with his publications seen in a variety of online news sources.
Born in Augusta, Georgia, to a Democratic family, Pearson was raised in Grovetown. His political interest deepened at age eight, when he starting posting blog post in support of local conservative politicians.
He embarked on a career as an internet personality when, in early 2015, he uploaded a video to YouTube defending comments made by former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani and criticism of former President Barack Obama, which quickly gained international attention. After the aforementioned event, he began his career as a freelance journalist and has campaigned for several Republican politicians.