Speaker Heastie blocks Great Neck’s Wiesenfeld on Twitter

Speaker Heastie blocks Great Neck’s Wiesenfeld on Twitter

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie blocked Great Neck resident and former City University of New York Trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld from his Twitter feed last year.

Wiesenfeld tweeted on Friday an image of a “blocked” notification he received when attempting to view Heastie’s Twitter page last week.

Wiesenfeld tweeted he would sue the Democratic speaker if he “had the time” and the legislator “had any public value” as former state Assemblyman Dov Hikind did to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“I could go after him as HIKIND did after AOC. But— who cares?” Wiesenfeld told the New York Post.

Efforts to reach a representative from Heastie’s office for comment were unavailing.

Wiesenfeld followed his announcement of being blocked by Heastie last year with a call to action for those on Twitter dissatisfied with the speaker and Senate Majority Leader Andrea-Stewart Cousins.

“Dear Friends- Let us all work together to find a public-minded attorney who will give a bit of time to remind Carl Heastie that he cannot obviate free speech, nor can he falsely claim (as does Cousins) to care about minorities while enabling the marauders who victimize them,” Wiesenfeld tweeted Monday morning.

 The Great Neck resident has also been critical of Heastie’s stance on the state’s bail laws, attributing them to a rise in crime in New York, according to the Post. Heastie previously said he felt “disrespected” by those accusations.

Heastie also told NY1 last year that the state Office of Court Administration and the state Division of Criminal Justice Services “said bail reform is not the reason why crime has increased.”

Heastie has twice ignored questions from the Post’s Albany reporter, Zach Williams, in prior weeks, according to the Post. 

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