Alexandria Ocasio Cortez isn’t like most politicians who learn on day one that you never bring up the Holocaust. That’s exactly what she did when she accused the president of running “concentration camps” and then ended her tirade by using the phrase: “Never Again.” Well, not only did AOC destroy herself, she also punched Barack Obama right in the face. You’ll love this.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) falsely claimed during an Instagram live video Monday night that the Trump administration was operating “concentration camps” on the southern border, a situation she compared to the Holocaust.
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez alleged. “They are concentration camps. And, um, if that doesn’t bother you, I don’t, I don’t know, I like, we can have, okay whatever.”
Ocasio-Cortez then explicitly invoked the Holocaust by mentioning the phrase “Never Again,” which is a direct reference to the Holocaust.
“I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that we should not, that ‘Never Again’ means something, and that 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,” the freshman congresswoman declared.
“This week, children, immigrant children were moved to the same internment camps where the Japanese were held in, in the early, in the earlier 20th century and this is, um, this is not even about a crisis for, this is not just about the immigrant communities being held in concentration camps being a crisis,” AOC added.
Ocasio-Cortez’s claim about the former Japanese internment camps is deceptive. The facility the kids were sent to is Fort Sill Army Base, which is the same base that former President Barack Obama sent migrant kids to and for the same reasons.
In fact, in AOC’s tweet, she cites an article in Esquire as her “expert source.” According to AOC’s expert, these camps and tactics were “pioneered by” President Barack Obama. So either Barack Obama was running concentration death camps or AOC once again destroyed herself.
AOC is punching Barack Obama in the face, not President Trump.
Notice her reference to the “expert analysis” below. It says: “Of course, the Obama administration temporarily housed migrants at military bases, including Fort Sill, for four months in 2014, built many of the newer facilities to house migrants, and pioneered some of the tactics the Trump administration is now using to try to manage the situation at the border.”
This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying.
This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis ⬇️https://t.co/2dWHxb7UuL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
Well, Americans are getting sick and tired of being lectured by this 29-year-old who has never read a history book, nor does she take time to read the article she claims is her expert source.
“DISGUSTING! My grandparents were gassed to death in concentration camps by the Nazis, millions of Jews, men, women & children were gassed to death then burned to ashes in those camps. @AOC comparing ICE detention centers to that is absolutely disgusting,” tweeted The Reagan Battalion.
My grandparents were gassed to death in concentration camps by the Nazis, millions of Jews, men, women & children were gassed to death then burned to ashes in those camps. @AOC comparing ICE detention centers to that is absolutely disgusting pic.twitter.com/yJXYJ718wM
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) June 18, 2019
“@AOC oh my gosh you really need to read and study your history! How dare you compare the border to ‘concentration camps’ you disgust me!” tweeted Kay Loflin.
@AOC oh my gosh you reall need to read and study your history! How dare you compare the border to “concentration camps” you disgust me!
— Kay Loflin (@KayLoflin) June 18, 2019
“@AOC This is what concentration camps are like you SCUMBAG,” tweeted Michael McCormick.
— Michael McCormack (@magicranch1) June 18, 2019
“Ocasio-Cortez has an extensive history of paling around with, defending, and praising people who traffic in anti-Semitic rhetoric. This is also not the first time that Ocasio-Cortez has perversely invoked the Holocaust to score political points. Earlier this year, Ocasio-Cortez used the Holocaust to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been rebuked by fellow members of Congress for repeatedly engaging in anti-Semitic rhetoric,” reported the Daily Caller.
Well, we have good news. AOC’s approval rating is only at 31%, and in her own district, it’s at an all-time low of 27%. The 29-year-old former bartender might want to try shutting her trap long enough to actually get some work done for those who elected her. If not, AOC will find herself out of that penthouse apartment in D.C., and back to bartending. We couldn’t hope for a better end to the political career for the blabbermouth from New York.