Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reuters

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), has tested positive for the coronavirus, her office said on Sunday night.

“Representative Ocasio-Cortez has received a positive test result for COVID-19. She is experiencing symptoms and recovering at home,” the statement said.

“The Congresswoman received her booster shot this fall, and encourages everyone to get their booster and follow all CDC guidance,” it added.

The positive coronavirus test comes shortly after Ocasio-Cortez was seen without a mask in a Miami bar, according to video that circulated on social media.

Last week, a reporter posted a video showing the Congresswoman waving to a large crowd of mostly unmasked bar-goers in Miami.

Days earlier, she was pictured dining without a mask outside a restaurant in Miami Beach.

Ocasio-Cortez is known for being a member of the group of Democratic lawmakers known as “The Squad” who are notorious for their anti-Israel statements.

In 2019, the then-freshman Congresswoman criticized then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12 News while arguing that criticizing Israel’s policies is not being anti-Semitic.

In a previous radio interview, Ocasio-Cortez said that Israel is “criminal” in its treatment of Palestinian Arabs, whom she said have no other choice but to “riot” against the Jewish state.

Before that, she said that cutting military and economic aid to Israel as a way to signal opposition to Israeli policies should be “on the table.”

Last May, Ocasio-Cortez criticized Israel following the Muslim Arab riots and violence against Jewish civilians in Jerusalem.

Ocasio-Cortez later accused President Joe Biden of “taking the side of occupation” after he spoke with Netanyahu and told him that “Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory.”

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