Ocasio-Cortez: 'Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure'

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., says there are health risks associated with Facebook and that's why she's chose to stop using her account.

"I've started to kind of impose little rules on myself", she said. "As an American Jew, I can tell you there's nothing more hurtful to us than having us linked to money and saying that all we care about is money-that's the Holy Grail when it comes to insulting Jews". "I think it's something that can be discussed". "I want her to show she has an open mind, come to Kentucky and learn about the ramifications about her proposals on real people struggling in real ways", said Barr.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of "the ascent of authoritarianism across the world".

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has compared retaliatory Israeli actions at the Gaza border against demonstrators urged on by Hamas to a "massacre", said on Sunday that decreasing the annual $3.8 billion in U.S. taxpayer assistance to Israel should certainly be "on the table".

Asked Sunday about fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D-MI) resolution to begin an impeachment investigation, which was also released in late March, Ocasio-Cortez said that while "we hadn't signed on when it was first introduced, but we probably will".

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Barr sent a letter to Ocasio-Cortez on Friday referencing what he calls a "lack of civility" toward another colleague.

A spokesman for congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez's office told the Herald-Leader's Washington Bureau that she does not plan on apologizing.

She has had growing popularity, especially among young progressive Democrats and those who supported Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, in his run for the White House in 2016. Roughly half of the nation's teenagers say they use Facebook, compared with 71 percent in 2015.

In February, she insinuated in a tweet that politicians in the US were bought by AIPAC, the non-partisan group seeking to foster relations between the USA and Israel. "And so I'm not, like, scrolling through trying to read everything online that journalists are writing on weekends".

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