Ocasio-Cortez defends comparing migrant detention centers to 'concentration camps'
"This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis," the New York lawmaker said in a tweet Tuesday.
They are concentration camps ." Ocasio-Cortez called on "people that are concerned enough with humanity to The New York Democrat went on to say , "The fact that concentration camps are now an The congresswoman responded to backlash over her comments on Twitter to make her case
And she says we're running concentration camps . She 's a member of Congress. We forget sometimes because she sounds like a bomb thrower on cable. Trending in Politics. 'The Five' unanimously blasts AOC for comparing detention centers on the border to ' concentration camps '.
refused to apologize Wednesday for labeling migrant detention centers as "concentration camps."
"I will never apologize for calling these camps what they are," she tweeted response to a call byfor her to apologize.
AOC doubles down on concentration camp claims, accuses ICE director of covering it up
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., seemingly accused Mark Morgan, the acting director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, of "[running] concentration camp systems" and hiding the nature of them. Despite fierce backlash, Ocasio-Cortez showed no signs of backing down Tuesday evening on her comparison of U.S. migrant detention centers with concentration camps. Retweeting an interview in which Morgan told Hill.
”Please @ AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. The online spat launched reams of comment on the social messaging site about concentration camps and death camps , leading Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg to weigh in.
AOC : Trump admin is putting ' concentration camps ' on border. Amazon slams AOC for saying it pays 'starvation wages'. AOC unleashes lawyer on campaign The online spat launched reams of comment on the social messaging site about concentration camps and death camps , leading Rabbi Danya
"DHS ripped 1000s of children from their parents & put them in cages w inhumane conditions," she added. "They call their cells 'dog pounds' & 'freezers.' If that makes you uncomfortable, fight the camps, not the nomenclature."
Ocasio-Cortez also retweeted, who accused the GOP of engaging in "fake outrage."
"There's a lot of fake GOP outrage from folks who have no problem with warehousing thousands of innocent, desperate people in barbed-wire enclosures that look and function like concentration camps," Huffman said Wednesday. "Can we please talk about that?"
McCarthy joined a number of Republicans and other government figures who took offense at her comparison, including Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement DIrector Mark Morgan who called the New York congresswoman's comments
Dem senator: American Jews 'disgusted' by treatment of migrants at border
Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said that American Jews are "disgusted" by the treatment of migrants at the border as Republicans pounce on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for saying that the detention centers housing immigrants are concentration camps. "Every American Jew that I know is disgusted by the cruel treatment of children and families at our southern border. If you want to show solidarity with American Jews, help us to stop this, and don't feign outrage at the language that people use to describe this tragedy," Schatz, who is Jewish and frequently turns to Twitter to slam President Trump, tweeted Tuesday night.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Donald Trump for continuing to use concentration camps on US-Mexico border. The politician took to social media to discuss their use and said the United States needed to look at how better they could control immigration.
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border,” the New York congresswoman commonly known as “ AOC ” said on Monday, cutting right to the This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants
"This type of rhetoric from our elected leaders is reckless, irresponsible, misinformed and wrong," he told Fox News on Wednesday.
The controversy erupted on Tuesday when Ocasio-Cortez streamed an Instagram video of herself taking another shot at President Trump's immigration policies.
"The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border," she said. "That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps."
House GOP Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., called out those comments, saying her progressive colleague disrespected the memory of Jews who died in the Holocaust.
Amid all the backlash, Ocasio-Cortez mocked Republicans for "shrieking" over an assumed comparison between "concentration camps" and the death camps that Nazis used during the
"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," she said.
For Japanese Americans, the debate over what counts as a ‘concentration camp’ is familiar
The debate exploded this week after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) insisted that migrant detention facilities along the southern border fit the bill — a position she doubled down on Wednesday night. “We are calling these camps what they are because they fit squarely in an academic consensus and definition,” she wrote on Twitter. For many critics, using the phrase today dilutes the horrors of Nazi concentration and death camps where millions of Jews were killed. Her supporters, though, argued that Ocasio-Cortez didn’t invoke Nazi Germany or genocide, and that instead she was only using bluntly correct language.
AOC said she wasn't trying to throw "bombs" with the Holocaust comparison . But that didn't stop her from breaking the first rule of public speaking I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is," she said . "A presidency that creates concentration camps is
"This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United On Twitter, House GOP Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., accused Ocasio-Cortez followed up with tweets claiming concentration camps were different than death camps and pressing the Wyoming
She added on Wednesday that the U.S. engaged in the "shameful" practice of using concentration camps when it detained Japanese-Americans during.
"It is such a shameful history that we largely ignore it," she said. "These camps occur throughout history. Many refuse to learn from that shame, but here we are today. We have an obligation to end them."
showed support for Ocasio-Cortez's comments, tweeting: "One of the lessons from the Holocaust is ‘Never Again’ - not only to mass murder, but also to the dehumanization of people, violations of basic rights, and assaults on our common morality.
"We fail to learn that lesson when we don’t callout [sic] such inhumanity right in front of us," Nadler added.
House Speaker, D-Calif, was more circumspect, declining to comment directly on the statements.
"I do have some comments to make to my caucus writ large about the political nature of how politically charged the atmosphere is," she said. "So, understand that while the Republicans have no interest in holding the president accountable for his words, they will misrepresent anything that you say, just if you have one word in the sentence that they can exploit."
Academics Rally Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Over Concentration Camp Comments: 'She Is Completely Historically Accurate'.
"She is completely historically accurate," one historian told Newsweek.