Ocasio-Cortez says she's cutting back on social media for her health

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y. listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing with leaders of major banks Wednesday

The Democrat has been under fire in recent days for her recent comments about 9/11.

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".

Fox has talked about Ocasio-Cortez's advocacy for a Green New Deal, called her a hypocrite for using cars and has fed off her social media pronouncements.

The group responded to a tweet by Ocasio-Cortez, in which the legislator questioned her safety following the inflammatory rhetoric. There are also derogatory allusions to her youth, like when commentator Brit Hume said that "she's kind of adorable in sort of the way that a 5-year-old child can be adorable", according to the research.

In her tweet, Ocasio-Cortez also referenced her fellow freshman representative Ilhan Oman, both of which have been repeatedly criticized for antisemitism.

"You refuse to cosponsor the 9/11 Victim's Compensation Fund, yet have the audacity to drum resentment towards Ilhan w/completely out-of-context quotes", said Ocasio-Cortez.

"It's terrorists who killed nearly 3,000 Americans, and we should talk about it that way", Crenshaw told NBC News on Friday.

"So here you go, you guys are breaking news".

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Ocasio-Cortez shot to national prominence previous year after unseating New York Rep. Joe Crowley, then a top Democrat in the House.

"N$3 ot only has Congressman Crenshaw "done something" to combat terrorism, he was wounded by an improvised explosive device while serving-causing him to lose his right eye", Barr said.

Ocasio-Cortez drew an implied analogy to USA policy on the southern border, where Trump last week implied that the policy of detaining immigrants and removing their children was an effective deterrent to illegal immigration.

"All Rep. Omar had to do was explain herself", Crenshaw said.

So far, Ocasio-Cortez has tweeted or retweeted multiple times every day in April, except for Sunday, when she taped the podcast.

"The congresswoman's words speak for themselves", said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez.

Lesley Clark works out of the McClatchy Washington bureau, covering all things Kentucky for McClatchy's Lexington Herald-Leader. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

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