Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drawn bipartisan scrutiny for her recent comparison of US detention facilities for illegal aliens to WWII-era concentration camps, including harsh criticism from some Holocaust survivors.
In response, however, the controversial Congresswoman has doubled down on her comparisons, and during a recent interview, appeared to brag that she and her campaign team told Holocaust survivors exactly how they felt.
“We absolutely have communicated with survivors,” said the freshman lawmaker, and while admitting the two “were not the same thing academically,” Ocasio-Cortez went on to again use the “Never Again” Holocaust reference.
Ocasio-Cortez says that she and her team have made sure to tell Holocaust survivors that she is right for using the term “concentration camp”
Ocasio-Cortez once again invokes “Never Again,” which is an explicit reference to the Holocaust pic.twitter.com/ljR6RbbJ6e
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 27, 2019
Although Ocasio-Cortez and other Democrats likening US detention centers to concentration camps used by Nazi forces have continued to stand by their comparisons, social media commentary indicated that voters were unimpressed.
AOC has never seen the terror of death camps and the life of people who had to endure this tragedy. For her to mention concentration camps as something that’s happening or mention the words “never again” is so disgusting. It’s her first and last time as a legislator
— Robert Lee (@SERENITYNOW59) June 28, 2019
millennials lecturing Holocaust victims about the Holocaust is peak millennial.
— Alex Joffe (@DrAlexJoffe) June 27, 2019
She’s so angry and arrogant. Cannot watch or listen.
— Barnaby Wigglestaff (@AJB417) June 27, 2019
She’s a crazy person
— Bill Seitz🇺🇸 (@Bill_Seitz) June 27, 2019
I used to feel like kind of a jerk sometimes for making fun of all the dumb crap she says but her recent behavior has led me to conclude that she is definitely a moron and also just a gross person. And I’m not one bit sorry for saying it.
— MJM (@MillennialOther) June 27, 2019
Yeah because telling victims that they’re full of shit is a winning strategy.
— WillowsRanch (@LeeAnn91616169) June 27, 2019
Disgusting, liberals always believe they know best, and this is just another example of how they’re always wrong. Hell, look at how they’re destroying the big cities and states with their destructive policies and lack of prosecuting or enforcing existing laws.#MAGA #Trump2020
— J. R. Sunday (@JRSunday) June 28, 2019