'Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure,' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says,

Republican candidate Donald Trump and campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in a 2015 file

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez listens during the House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 27, 2019.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Sunday decried the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent victory 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 June of previous year, ahead of her November election victory, Ocasio-Cortez said she would support impeaching Trump. "Do you believe this should affect USA policy to the state of Israel?" co-host Michael Isikoff asked.

It's an especially fraught issue for Ocasio-Cortez, whose congressional district spans parts of the two teams' home boroughs, the Bronx and Queens.

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Interviewed Sunday on the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast, the freshman Democrat from NY added: "I think that Netanyahu is a Trump-like figure". "There are amplified impacts for young people, particularly children under the age of 3 with screen time". "And I think that-and I also acknowledge my role in in this as well in that I hope to play a facilitating role in this conversation and a supportive role in this conversation, but I also know there are people that have been leading on this for a long time like Congresswoman McCollum". "Increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism".

"I support impeaching this President", she said.

The Jewish Democratic Council of America released a statement on Monday, ripping Ocasio-Cortez for her comments.

Ocasio-Cortez, who writes all of her own tweets and Instagram posts, said she's trying to limit her consumption of social media to the workweek.

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