Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has taken purpose at “shrieking Republicans” who criticized her for evaluating border services on the U.S.-Mexico border to focus camps.
The freshman New Yorker made the stunning declare throughout an Instagram broadcast on Monday evening after which doubled down Tuesday morning on Twitter.
“This administration has established focus camps on the southern border of the USA for immigrants, the place they’re being brutalized with dehumanizing circumstances and dying,” she tweeted.
“This isn’t hyperbole. It’s the conclusion of knowledgeable evaluation.”
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Just a few hours later, she adopted up her authentic tweet with a message directed at Republicans criticizing her statements.
“And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the distinction: focus camps aren’t the identical as dying camps,” she wrote. “Focus camps are thought-about by specialists as ‘the mass detention of civilians with out trial.’ And that’s precisely what this administration is doing.”
Shortly after the tweets have been posted, Congresswoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., accused the New Yorker of disgracing herself by making the comparability.
“Please @AOC do us all a favor and spend just some minutes studying some precise historical past. 6 million Jews have been exterminated within the Holocaust. You demean their reminiscence and shame your self with feedback like this,” she wrote.
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To not be outdone, Ocasio-Cortez rapidly returned serve at her Republican counterpart.
“Hey Rep. Cheney, because you’re so desperate to ‘educate me,’ I’m curious: What do YOU name constructing mass camps of individuals being detained with no trial? How would you costume up DHS’s mass separation of 1000’s kids on the border from their mother and father?” she tweeted.
Rep. Cheney then replied: “Pleased to assist educate you @AOC. You might begin with the @yadvashem survivor testimonies. I additionally suggest Night time by Elie Wiesel. Right here’s an Amazon hyperlink to make it simple so that you can buy.”
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Earlier within the day, Ocasio-Cortez’s feedback have been additionally criticized by vp of the Nationwide Border Patrol Council, Artwork Del Cueto.
“It is disgusting to check focus camps to what the women and men are doing right here defending our nation,” Del Cueto mentioned on “America’s Newsroom.”
“It’s undoubtedly a slap within the face to a number of these folks who had relations who really went by focus camps.”