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PoliticsOcasio-Cortez and Steve King trade jabs over 'concentration camps' reference

01:05  24 june  2019
01:05  24 june  2019 Source:   politico.com

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Alexandia Ocasio - Cortez after she mentioned “ concentration camps ” and the words “never again” while referring to the border crisis. Mayor Bill de Blasio has also weighed in. “The United States is running concentration camps on the southern border and that is exactly what they are they are

Ocasio - Cortez sparked the political dispute during an Instagram live video streamed Monday evening. “The fact that concentrations camps are now an institutionalized practice in the Home of the Free is extraordinarily disturbing and we need to do something about it,” she continued.

Ocasio-Cortez and Steve King trade jabs over 'concentration camps' reference© Patrick Semansky/AP Photo “I’m going to have to decline your invite,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “But thank you for revealing to all how transparently the far-right manipulates these moments for political gain.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday lashed back at Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) after he suggested she accept an open invitation from a Holocaust remembrance group to tour Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps during summer recess.

“@AOC I went to Auschwitz & Birkenau with Eddie Mausberg & Jonny Daniels with In the Depths,” King wrote on Saturday. “I went with a deep understanding of the Shoah and had a profound personal experience. Please accept their offer.”

Ocasio-Cortez defends comparing migrant detention centers to 'concentration camps'

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.

Ocasio - Cortez Refers to ICE Detention Centers as ' Concentration Camps '.

AOC spoke on Instagram Live to the “people who are concerned enough with humanity” about detention centers used to hold undocumented immigrant families, associating them with WWII concentration camps .

The New York Democrat, known for her Twitter ripostes, responded on Sunday: “The last time you went on this trip it was reported that you also met w/ fringe Austrian neo-Nazi groups to talk shop.”

“I’m going to have to decline your invite,” she tweeted. “But thank you for revealing to all how transparently the far-right manipulates these moments for political gain.”

Before declining the invitation, Ocasio-Cortez also took jabs at the Iowa Republican over his defense of the terms “white supremacist” and “white nationalist” during a New York Times interview.

“Mr. King, the Republican Party literally stripped you of your Congressional committee assignments because you were too racist even for them,” she wrote on Twitter. “My Jewish constituents have made clear to me that they proudly stand w/ caged children who are starved, denied sleep & sanitation” — a reference to migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

AOC doubles down on concentration camp claims, accuses ICE director of covering it up

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.

Even in the concentration camps that may not have been death camps , so many people died because they were Ocasio - Cortez ’s subsequent denial that she was invoking the Holocaust with her comments about Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) expressed support for Ocasio - Cortez ’s Holocaust reference .

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez , D-N.Y., fired back at “shrieking Republicans,” particularly Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., who criticized the freshman congresswoman for comparing detainment centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to concentration camps .

The squabble follows Ocasio-Cortez’s comments in a video last week in which she compared Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers to “concentration camps.”

“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are — they are concentration camps,” Ocasio-Cortez said in the Instagram video, sparking an online debate.

The term “concentration camp” predates the Holocaust by decades and became widely used during the Boer War in South Africa, when British troops rounded up and interned tens of thousands of people. Similar tactics were used by U.S. forces fighting against Filipino soldiers to defeat the independence movement in the Philippines.

King isn’t the first Republican to criticize Ocasio-Cortez over her border remarks. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) took to Twitter last week to rail against them, saying she was “happy to help educate” her Democratic colleague.

“Please @AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust,” Cheney wrote. “You demean their memory and disgrace yourself with comments like this.”

On Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Cheney, as well.

“Hey @Liz_Cheney, you’re the GOP Conference Chair — perhaps you should come collect your colleague before more members of your caucus start saying the quiet parts loud,” she tweeted, referring to King.

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