Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continues to double down on her labeling of illegal alien detention facilities as “concentration camps.”
In fact, not only is the freshman congresswoman continuing to compare border facilities to some of the most heinous internment camps in human history, she's now advocating for denying ICE and border patrol of the funding desperately needed to address the crisis and care for illegal aliens that are still crossing the border in record numbers.
The GOP has supported building mass concentration camps on the southern border. Kids & families are dying.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 22, 2019
Now they want money for more - w/ ZERO negotiation on how $ is spent.
We can’t do that. They‘ve shown that when they get more money, they build more camps. #CloseTheCamps https://t.co/DYhXuU9Crz
But not everyone's happy with AOC's hyperbolized rhetoric, including many actual victims of the Holocaust. In a video for Turning Point USA, multiple survivors of the Holocaust called her comments “insulting” and accused her of “looking out for herself," adding that there are no "concentration camps" here in America.
Here's a full page ad in the New York Times Sunday edition was taken out telling AOC to "stop desecrating the Holocaust."
Our full page ad in yesterday’s @nytimes countering @AOC trivialization of the #holocaust. We must fix the humanitarian crisis on the border. But comparing it to the genocide of six million Jews desecrates the memory of the victims and the #NeverAgain commitment against genocide. pic.twitter.com/OZE97i0EIc— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) June 24, 2019
Despite openly comparing border facilities to "concentration camps," AOC rejected an invitation from the Holocaust remembrance group "From The Depths" to come to see real concentration camps in person, calling the group “far-right.”