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Ocasio-Cortez responded to critics that she personally has no subpoena power, and could therefore not threaten to subpoena Trump Jr.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slapped back at Donald Trump Jr.

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened to use the powers of her elected office to retaliate against Donald Trump Jr. on Friday after the president's son posted a meme trolling her on his personal Instagram account.

Donald Trump's oldest son shared a meme featuring photos of the incumbent U.S. president and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, where the latter asked the president about his fear of a socialist economy.

'Congress as a body, GOP included, has the power.

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"It's amusing cuz it's true!"

Trump Jr. captioned the post: "It's amusing cuz it's true!" along with crying-laughing emojis and emojis of the American flag. No [individual] member can issue a subpoena unless they are a Chair (which, as a freshman, I can assure you I will not be). "Also must be under purview", she said.

Beneath that, there was a picture of President Trump wagging his finger at a podium and the text, 'Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them'.

Ocasio-Cortez's pledge comes a day after she criticized her future colleagues in Congress, including Democrats, for not paying interns. "Members and staff are likewise prohibited from threatening punitive action on the basis of such considerations", the manual reads. "As a lawyer and former prosecutor I find this deeply troubling".

Trump Jr. reportedly has told his friends he expects an indictment from Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election. Quote tweeting the story on Friday, the young congresswoman-elect fired a few shots across Junior's bow, reminding him of some stormy days to come.