In an interview Sunday with the Yahoo News podcast "Skullduggery", the New York Democrat said she suspended her personal Facebook account and was scaling back on all social media, which she described as a "public health risk" because it can lead to "increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism".
"Oh, man", Ocasio-Cortez said when she heard the question.
"I believe absolutely in Israel's right to exist", she has said. "I think Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure and I think that we, you know, there are so many ways to approach this issue", Ocasio-Cortez said.
Right-wing media empire Fox News referenced United States lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) 42 days in a row, according to research, for a total of 3,181 unique mentions, leading many to note an editorial "obsession" by the staunchly conservative news giant with the Democratic firebrand.
Ocasio-Cortez is a member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which provides oversight on the big banks and Wall Street firms, and earlier this month grilled both Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, and Mike Corbat, the CEO of Citigroup, about the 2008 financial crisis.
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Her comments about "Game of Thrones" came at the end of a Yahoo News interview in which she also discussed impeaching President Trump, the 2020 presidential race, threats against her fellow freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among other topics.
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". Her campaign is still running Facebook ads, the Washington Post reports.
"Too bad for them, because we don't flinch", Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez's voice then dropped to a whisper.
The honorable Congresswoman from the Bronx and Queens is notorious for saying stuff she doesn't really understand, so we feel obligated to explain that "Authoritarianism" is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. "And so I'm not, like, scrolling through trying to read everything online that journalists are writing on weekends".