No basis to assume AOC is responsible for this without evidence, but regardless, this is a very serious incident if the Capitol Police are dispatching armed police officers to citizens' homes in response to non-violent criticisms of a politician's statements. It's repressive.
It's totally unacceptable for the Capitol Police to dispatch armed officers of the state to the home of a citizen to interrogate them over tweets criticizing a politician, and since it was done in @AOC's name, she should speak out about it, too:

There should be an immediate investigation into what led the Capitol Police to dispatch armed officers to the home of a citizen to interrogate him about tweets he posted critical of AOC. If they come to your house without a warrant, tell them to fuck off.

Here's an interview by @richimedhurst with the person who the Capitol Police dispatched California police officers to go interrogate at his home for -- according to him -- having tweeted the mildest criticisms of AOC:

Here's an ACLU primer on what your rights are if the FBI or police try to question you:…
A senior executive with Twitter assures me that the company never gives information about its users to law enforcement without a warrant, and when it is required to pursuant to a warrant, it notifies the user. Ryan Wentz received no such notification.…
The question is how did the Capitol Police link his name and address to the Twitter account, and why would they send police to a citizen's house for interrogation over a tweet posted by someone else? "Outrageous" is putting it mildly.

I've been reporting a long time on privacy issues relating to social media companies and believe that Twitter did not provide this information to the Capitol Police (obviously a rogue employee could have). The entity that needs to answer questions is the Capitol Police.

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