AOC Apologizes for Blocking Jewish Leader on Twitter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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Progressive star Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) has apologized for blocking a prominent Jewish leader and former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) several months earlier.

In a settlement, sparing Ocasio-Cortez from a lawsuit, she said she had “reconsidered” her decision to block Hikind, saying, “Mr. Hikind has a First Amendment right to express his views and should not be blocked for them” according to documents obtained by The New York Post.

She added that her decision was “wrong and improper” and apologized to Hikind, “In retrospect, it was wrong and improper and does not reflect the values I cherish. I sincerely apologize for blocking Mr. Hikind.”

The former New York lawmaker said he was blocked on July 8 after he criticized Ocasio-Cortez for calling migrant detention centers “concentration camps.”

Hikind sued Ocasio-Cortez in July, claiming that she was violating his First Amendment rights, and calling her “cowardly“:

“Ocasio-Cortez is acting cowardly and should be ashamed of her attempts to silence me. I’ve done nothing but address her ignorance and disregard for the truth. She constantly brags about the millions of followers she has but is afraid of my speech. She is a hypocrite.”

Hikind cited a federal appeals court ruling from earlier that day, which said President Donald Trump was violating his critics’ First Amendment rights by blocking them, to say that the Ocasio-Cortez was violating his rights.

Last week, Hikind released a video sharing his excitement to confront her in court, and asked for support “in this important fight against antisemitism.”:

Watch his comments below:

Hikind has been very vocal in his support of Israel and has criticized some Democrats for supporting the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction movement.

In August, Ocasio-Cortez said she had only blocked about 20 people on Twitter for “for harassment, not for political views.”

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Screwtape
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James,
“I certainly buy your analysis. And you know as well as I that the word “transparency” is not in any Leftist dictionary. You should have learned that when #44 was a useless parasite in the WH”

Transparency is for other people in the Leftist dictionary.
So is “personal responsibility”, “paying for yourself”, and “admitting your f’ups”.

James
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I’m assuming Miss Cow Fart – Marxist Occasionally Coherent – must try to stay “relevant” because she does have some strong GOP contenders for her seat in 2020. I really didn’t expect her to last this long without being expelled. What an idiot!! Maybe New York’s District 14 voters are now embarrassed enough and came to their senses to vote GOP.

Screwtape
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Here’s another thought for Obvious-Commie, start walking back the hateful anti-Semitic dialogue from your Soviet Sisters. You CAN do this.

Yet another thought. Start legislating to the benefit of your voters. Chasing away tax-base and job opportunities may be your ideological ideal, but what does it do to help your base. I’m talking Amazon.

Screwtape
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I am still unconvinced she is NOT a bizarre result of the same genetic experiments which produced the Chupacabra.

Look at those teeth and googly eyes. Also the rodent brain. I’m thinking crossing humans with nocturnal rodents. Prove me wrong. Demand she submit to DNA testing for “transparency”, which is a magic word for the Left.

Am I being serious regarding this thing? You decide.

Screwtape
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“it was wrong and improper and does not reflect the values I cherish.” PLEASE spell out those “values” for we poor, benighted deplorables.

As far as can be told you are ignorant and want to take from us to buy votes for yourself. It’s clear that the concept of “paying your own way” is anathema to you and all selfish moochers of your ilk.

Screwtape
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Ah, Occluded-Consciousness, the NEW voice of the Left. So young, ignorant, stupid, AND greedy to take from others.

General Confusion
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“Why is she constantly in the news?” Cherl

I am confused.

So why do you (plural) constantly give her air?

Cherl
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Why is she constantly in the news? Is she really what Democrats want to represent them? Classy! She is just a loud mouth with a microphone.

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