Monday night while sitting on the floor of her apartment, radical left Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez emphatically stated in an Instagram Live Stream "I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that 'never again' means something. 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."
YES you read that correctly! Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. Government is running Concentration Camps in America. She compares American men and women who protect this country by administering entry through its borders, to Nazi guards in death camps in Europe during WWII who committed the most horrendous genocide in modern history. Unlike a temporary solution for illegal immigrants, the primary purpose of the Nazi concentration camps was to exterminate innocent human beings, including Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, disabled people and opponents of the Nazi party.
Contrary to Ocasio-Cortez’s claims, there are major distinctions between the detention centers along the United States border and the concentration camps in Nazi Germany. The detention centers along the nation’s border do not include gas chambers, burning bodies or forced labor, to name just a few differences.
An attempt to draw parallels between the two is outrageous and un-American.
We couldn’t agree more with noted historian Gil Troy’s statementon the circus AOC has created, “There is a long tradition of members of Congress saying dumb things; nevertheless, this comment belongs in the Hall of Fame.”
Her sickening comparison set off a social media firestorm as well as bi-partisan condemnation. This type of rhetoric from a Congressional leader is not only wrong, but completely reckless and irresponsible. By comparing the two, AOC is essentially diminishing and distorting what happened in the Holocaust and is engaging in a form of Holocaust denial. It is disrespectful to the millions of people who died in concentration camps and to the good men and women who work to protect America’s borders.