Union-busting manager mocked for calling on AOC to debate him after she pointed out his tweet broke federal law
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to MSNBC. (Screenshot)

On Tuesday, Dave Portnoy, the founder of the Barstool Sports blog, issued a sharp warning to his employees: If you meet with a union organizer, you will be fired "on the spot":

There's just one problem with this — it's almost certainly against federal law. The National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from "Threatening employees with loss of jobs or benefits if they join or vote for a union or engage in protected concerted activity" — and his decision to advertise his threat online makes it hard to deny.

His threat attracted the attention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who promptly alerted him to the fact that his remarks were unlawful:

Undeterred, however, Portnoy lashed out at her with a demand that she "debate" him:

Portnoy quickly fell under the full weight of the internet's mockery: