Freshman lawmaker and media sensation Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rarely backs down.
However as part of a settlement in a lawsuit against her, she has apologized to former Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind for criticizing her.
Hikind had taken issue with AOC’s remarks comparing migrant detention centers at the border to concentration camps.
Ocasio-Cortez accused the Trump administration in June of housing immigrants in concentration camps on the Mexican border and used the phrase “never again” that is associated with the Holocaust.
”The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are – they are concentration camps – and if that doesn’t bother you,”
NYPost reports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has settled a lawsuit with former Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind — sparing her from having to testify in federal court Tuesday over why she blocked him on Twitter, The Post has learned.
“I have reconsidered my decision to block Dov Hikind from my Twitter account,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement obtained by The Post on Monday. “Mr. Hikind has a First Amendment right to express his views and should not be blocked for them.”
As part of a settlement deal reached, Ocasio-Cortez issued an apology.
“In retrospect, it was wrong and improper and does not reflect the values I cherish. I sincerely apologize for blocking Mr. Hikind,” her statement said. “Now and in the future, however, I reserve the right to block users who engage in actual harassment or exploit my personal/campaign account, @AOC, for commercial or other improper purposes.”
Hikind sued the Bronx progressive darling in July, claiming she violated his First Amendment rights by blocking him on Twitter.
Hikind, a prominent Jewish leader, criticized Ocasio-Cortez’s comments comparing migrant centers at the border to concentration camps.
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