Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went berserk this week and falsely claimed that President Donald Trump’s administration is operating “concentration camps” on the southern border.
During an Instagram live video session on Monday night, the New York socialist also compared these “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.”
“This is a crisis for ourselves. This is a crisis on if America will remain America on its actual principles and values or if we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency. And so I think that that is you know, I don’t use those words lightly. I don’t use those words to just throw bombs. I used that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is. A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist and it’s very difficult to say that because it is very difficult to accept the fact that that is how bad things have gotten but that is how bad things are.”
Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something … we need to do something about it” pic.twitter.com/F2MmZ8y2dT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019
Quite amazing to see a member of Congress make such abhorrent comments, which were also factually false and misleading.
She’s referring to the Trump administration sending some detained migrant children to Fort Sill Army Base, which was temporarily used decades ago as a Japanese internment camp during World War II.
However, it is the same base that former President Barack Obama sent migrant kids to and for the same reasons.
When Trump sends migrant there — liberals compare it to the Holocaust and demanded Trump be impeached.
When Obama sent migrants to the exact same facility — no one batted an eye or said a word.