After demanding that migrant children be given more resources and amenities, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now in favor of a boycott that would prevent migrant children from having beds to sleep on.
Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Tuesday to endorse the idea of Wayfair, a company that has a contract to sell beds to the federal government for detained migrant children, not selling the beds.
She praised workers at Wayfair for tweeting that they were “walking out” and protesting until the company stops selling beds to the government, her apparent endorsement of the idea.
“Wayfair workers couldn’t stomach they were making beds to cage children. They asked the company to stop. CEO said no. Tomorrow, they‘re walking out. This is what solidarity looks like – a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we’re brave enough to use it,” Ocasio Cortez wrote.
Wayfair workers couldn’t stomach they were making beds to cage children.
They asked the company to stop. CEO said no.
Tomorrow, they‘re walking out.
This is what solidarity looks like – a reminder that everyday people have real power, as long as we’re brave enough to use it. https://t.co/667abeLDTG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 25, 2019
First, Ocasio-Cortez was mad at the Trump administration because some facilities did not have enough beds for children to sleep on given the historic increase in migrants apprehended at the border.
Now, she thinks Wayfair is somehow being evil because it is selling beds to migrant detention facilities, which she claims are comparable to Nazi-style concentration camps.
Apparently she wants the migrant kids to sleep on concrete floors.
Several Twitter users were quick to call out Ocasio-Cortez for her blatant hypocrisy.
“No beds for children!” Great cause.
— Tom (@1920Thomas) June 25, 2019
You: OMG, people are sleeping on the floor of detention centers!
Also You: OMG, companies are selling beds to the government so that people won’t have to sleep on the floor of detention centers!
— John Hornbuckle (@JohnRHornbuckle) June 25, 2019
Wayfair is making beds for these people to sleep on.. what's so bad about that?
Maybe just recirculate more photos from 2015 of them laying on the ground with foil blankets? Is that better?
— Daniel Hayes (@DanielHayes31) June 25, 2019
Awesome. Now the kids can keep sleeping on that beautiful cold concrete.
Do you people even hear yourselves?
— Voice of The Mute (@eduardoauthor) June 25, 2019
There’s no logic to her argument whatsoever, but it won’t surprise many given she continues to make outrageously false and mind-boggling comments about the crisis at the border.
During an Instagram live video session last Monday night, the New York socialist also compared migrant detention facilities to “concentration camps” for migrants to the Holocaust.
Needless to say, her claim is completely false and utterly disgusting.
Migrants being detained by U.S. officials for illegally entering the country is in no way comparable to the horrors and atrocities that took place during the Holocaust, which resulted in millions of innocent Jews and others being murdered.
“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 mentioned the Holocaust by saying “Never Again,” a phrase that is often used when referring 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. 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.”
Quite amazing to see a member of Congress make such abhorrent comments, which are factually false and highly misleading.