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Ocasio-Cortez Warns Donald Trump Jr. She Could Subpoena Him

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent

New York Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez indirectly threatened to use government power against Donald Trump Jr. on Friday in response to his critique of socialism.

Trump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram joking that socialists like Ocasio-Cortez force people to eat dogs, a reference to reports out of Venezuela that starving people have to fight dogs in the street for food.

CONROE, TX - OCTOBER 03: Donald Trump Jr speaks at a Ted Cruz Rally at the Lone Star Convention Center on October 3, 2018 in Conroe, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Left/Right TV)

CONROE, TX – OCTOBER 03: Donald Trump Jr speaks at a Ted Cruz Rally at the Lone Star Convention Center on October 3, 2018 in Conroe, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Left/Right TV)

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the meme by accusing Trump Jr. of trying to distract from the Mueller investigation and warned him that she will soon be a member of Congress, which has the ability to subpoena people. (RELATED: Report Seems To Undermine Ocasio-Cortez Claim)

“It’s definitely a ‘very, very large brain’ to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month,” she tweeted, referencing a quote from his father, President Donald Trump. “Have fun!”

Ocasio-Cortez later claimed she wasn’t threatening Trump Jr., noting that she does not have any individual power to subpoena someone.

“Congress as a body, GOP included, has the power,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “No [individual] member can issue a subpoena unless they are a Chair.”

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