Ocasio-Cortez apologizes to critic blocked on Twitter
NEW YORK, NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday she is sorry for blocking a former Brooklyn elected official from her Twitter account after he was critical of her. "Mr. Hikind has a First Amendment right to express his views and should not be blocked for them," she said. He said he hoped it would be the beginning of a dialogue between himself and Ocasio-Cortez. It came after a federal appeals panel had said President Donald Trump couldn't block people who criticized him from his Twitter account. Ocasio-Cortez uses her Twitter account to engage with people in a number of ways, including on policy.