The controversial statements made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have dominated the media for days now. What should have been an open and shut case of a politician saying something stupid has become a national conversation about what the term “concentration camp” implies.
This is mostly because a sympathetic media has been really reaching deep into their bucket of absurdity in order to run defense for their Democratic darling. It’s also because of Ocasio-Cortez’s mob of fans have gone above and beyond to make sure their leader remains untouchable.
Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips decided to take the conversation out of the realm of the digital and see what people were saying in the streets. Despite AOC typically finding support within the younger crowds, Phillips found that even students at D.C.’s George Washington University couldn’t give their approval to the democratic socialist’s comparisons of Nazi death camps to the holding areas where Hispanic children illegally crossing the border are kept.
“I think she owes a major apology to the American people for comparing these detainment camps to one of the most horrific events ever in history,” said one of the students, adding that her comment is “an embarrassment to the Democratic Party.”
“I think that’s a bit extreme,” said another.
“To call them concentration camps where, you know, no one’s being killed en masse, or killed indiscriminately is a reach,” noted one student.
“You can’t be throwing the word ‘concentration camps’ around all willy-nilly,” says another.
One student said that Ocasio-Cortez is trying to stir her fans into rallying around her cause but that this kind of sensationalism is only going to annoy people.
Ocasio-Cortez is now on her third day of trying to justify her statements and has said that she will not apologize for what she said despite the fact that many have pointed out that her comments are unjustifiable.