"We are pleased Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recognizes she is NOT a leader on Israel in Congress".
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went on to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "Trump-like figure" following his announced plans to formally annex Jewish settlements on the West Bank.
It's not the first time Ocasio-Cortez has said as much.
It's an especially fraught issue for Ocasio-Cortez, whose congressional district spans parts of the two teams' home boroughs, the Bronx and Queens.
Ocasio-Cortez's disengagement from Facebook also tracks broad trends in social media use among young people. "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".
"I actually think that social media poses a public health risk to everybody", Ocasio-Cortez said. She said later in March that "I think what's tough is impeachment is something that I openly support, but it's also just the reality of having votes in the Senate to pursue that".
"But I'm primarily a Yankees fan", she said. I think it has effects on everybody: "increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism".
"The congresswoman's words speak for themselves", said Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez. "I take in consumption and reading during the week but on the weekends I am not scrolling through trying to see what content journalists are writing". She remains active on other social media sites, posting on Twitter Monday morning and keeping her (Facebook-owned) Instagram account open, though she hasn't posted on that since March 31.