Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of "the ascent of authoritarianism across the world".
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose prolific use of social media helped her amass a national profile, said she's conscious of social media's negative effects and even quit one of the biggest platforms of all.
In the early days of her primary campaign, Ocasio-Cortez had linked herself to the show.
Ocasio-Cortez shot to national prominence past year after unseating New York Rep. Joe Crowley, then a top Democrat in the House. "And I said don't talk like the Founding Fathers on Twitter". Both technologists parted ways with the social network amid a user boycott and as the company faced a congressional inquiry over the Cambridge Analytica controversy, when it was revealed that the political firm had improperly obtained personal information from millions of Facebook users.
In a letter hand-delivered to Ocasio-Cortez's office Friday, Republican Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky told the congresswoman he "was greatly trouble to hear of your comments about our colleague and patriot to our country".
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Facebook is rapidly losing popularity with young people and teens, with only about 50 percent of teens using Facebook in 2018 according to a Pew Research Poll. Bernie Sanders taking the top spot in the latest surveys.
Ocasio-Cortez struggled to address questions related to Israel while running for Congress last summer, admitting in one interview she is "not an expert" while also defending comments where she accused the Israeli military of a Palestinian "massacre".
"I think you could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable of this president".
'I also think what Elizabeth Warren has been bringing to the table is truly remarkable, truly remarkable and transformational, ' Ocasio-Cortez said. "Increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism", AOC said.
The freshman congresswoman, who became a rising star in the party after scoring a shocking victory against a high ranking Democrat a year ago, said she hasn't picked a 2020 candidate to support.