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Published On: Thu, Aug 15th, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t regret ‘concentration camps’ rhetoric, even in the wake of the ICE attack

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands by her comparison between American border detention facilities and Nazi concentration camps.

Speaking in a recent interview with Eyewitness News ABC7NY, the New York socialist rep said that she does not regret the remarks, attempting to spin that her statements were misinterpreted.

“One I don’t regret it at all,” she said. “A group, in fact of, I think 200, at least 200, historians, rabbis, academics have come together in support of this term.”

Ocasio-Cortez was then asked if she believes the conditions in the border facilities are the same as the death camps run by the Nazis and she claims she does, pointing to a visit she made with other members of Congress to the border.

“I’ve seen it. I’ve sat on concrete floors with woman whose hair was falling out and they’re developing sores in their mouth. Parents are dying with their children watching them and all without a trial, all with just an accusation, and all with the intent to dehumanize,” Democrat said.

Ocasio-Cortez also said it was “ahistorical” for Republicans to accuse her of being anti-Semitic for downplaying the Holocaust to score political points.

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The remarks in June by “AOC” angered political opponents and many in the Jewish community. GOP congresswoman Liz Cheney urged her to “spend just a few minutes learning some actual history” about the six million Jews exterminated in the Holocaust.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who said that “comparing the men and women serving our country to concentration camp guards (does) the Congress and country a great disservice.”

n April, she caused an uproar after she quoted a passage about the Holocaust to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who was criticized for downplaying the 9/11 attacks.

Ocasio-Cortez is known for her criticism of Israel, having two weeks ago said that Israel is “criminal” in its treatment of Palestinian Arabs who, she claimed, have no other choice but to resort to violence as they are “marginalized.”


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