Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Jesus Was an 'Extremist for Love'

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Crouched down on the floor of her Washington, D.C., apartment Wednesday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, invoked Jesus during a freewheeling Instagram Live post to defend her radical political positions.

While she extended grace to those who feel they need to be politically moderate, Ocasio-Cortez, who is Catholic, said it is "not the time" to be morally moderate.

The 29-year-old politician went on to reference Martin Luther King's 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail, in which the late civil rights icon responded to those who called him an "extremist."

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