Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) doubled down on her egregious comparison of the Trump administration’s use of detention facilities on the southern border to concentration camps and the Holocaust.
Ocasio-Cortez made the stunning remarks during an Instagram live video late on Monday night, alleging: “The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. 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 doubled down on her false statement, tweeting: “This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying. This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis.”
“And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps,” Ocasio-Cortez claimed. “Concentration camps are considered by experts as ‘the mass detention of civilians without trial.’ And that’s exactly what this administration is doing.”
And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps.
Concentration camps are considered by experts as “the mass detention of civilians without trial.”
And that’s exactly what this administration is doing.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
Though Ocasio-Cortez insists that she did not use the term “concentration camps” to mean the same thing as the concentration camps from the Holocaust, she clearly referenced the horrific event in her original comments. (Read more from “Ocasio-Cortez Caught LYING While Defending Her ‘Concentration Camp’ Comments” HERE)