Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) is facing backlash today after remarks she made during an Instagram Live video Monday night in which she declared that Trump is a “fascist authoritarian” who is “running concentration camps” on our southern border.
The Hill reports:
The freshman lawmaker also said President Trump is a fascist, underscoring her argument that what is happening in the United States has parallels to Nazi Germany and other fascist states.
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,” the freshman lawmaker said. “If that doesn’t bother you … I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.
“The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the ‘Home of the Free’ is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez labeled the situation in the U.S. as “a crisis” over whether “America will remain America … or if we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency.”
“I don’t use those words lightly. I don’t use those words to just throw bombs. I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is,” she said. “A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist, and it’s very difficult to say that.”
Watch video of her remarks below:
.@AOC compares the migrant detention centers along the southern U.S. border to concentration camps during the Holocaust in which millions of Jews, Slavs, gay men, and gypsies died at the hands of Nazi Germany. https://t.co/1ksbDs0yzf
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) June 18, 2019
What Ocasio-Cortez said sounds kinda like the incitement she routinely accuses her critics of engaging in, doesn’t it?
Which begs the question, what did AOC mean when she said: “we need to do something about it”?
She is saying Trump is Hitler and is running concentration camps and then says “we need to do something about it”
That sounds an awful lot like incitement
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) called out the utter absurdity of AOC’s claim:
Please @AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and disgrace yourself with comments like this. https://t.co/NX5KPPb2Hl
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) June 18, 2019
AOC then doubled down on the stupid, asking Cheney what she would call the detention centers:
Hey Rep. Cheney, since you’re so eager to “educate me,” I’m curious:
What do YOU call building mass camps of people being detained without a trial?
How would you dress up DHS’s mass separation of thousands children at the border from their parents? https://t.co/OOfrrfa1Ew
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
Asked and answered:
"What do YOU call building mass camps of people being detained without a trial?"
I call it 2014 and the Obama administration. Where were you guys?
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 18, 2019
There’s absolutely something AOC can do about this, though – but she and other shamelessly opportunistic Democrats in the U.S. House who are using the border crisis as a political football refuse to:
If @AOC really thinks the situation along the southern border is that dire, I encourage her to join me, @RepChipRoy, @Jim_Jordan, @RepAndyBiggsAZ, & others in urging @SpeakerPelosi to put @realDonaldTrump's border supplemental on the floor for a vote to feed and shelter migrants. https://t.co/AW3GA8dHiz
— Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) June 18, 2019
Sen. Mitch McConnell plans on calling the Democratic party’s bluff on this issue next week. I can’t wait.
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