Recently, Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drawn bipartisan criticism for her comparison of US detention facilities holding illegal aliens to WWII-era concentration camps used by the Nazi forces to imprison and murder innocent Jews.
When asked by reporters, fellow Democrat lawmaker Ilhan Omar said she completely supported her colleague, alleging that the US government and ICE are operating concentration camps at the US-Mexico border.
Omar, who has frequently drawn criticism of her own for remarks regarding Israel and Jews, appeared completely surprised that the comparison was seen as controversial.
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) falsely claims that the U.S. government is operating concentration camps and says she does not know why it’s controversial to compare CBP detention facilities to concentration campspic.twitter.com/R9Hplv2sX2
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 21, 2019
Social media commenters were not amused by Omar’s reaction, and took to the internet to reply.
This is the Democrat party
— Robotsky (@Conunderground) June 21, 2019
How did anybody vote for her
— kevin connors (@catconn129) June 21, 2019
She doesn’t get it because she doesn’t want to get it
— Chiefs Fan (@HeddenSherry) June 21, 2019
Obama did why was there no outcry then??
— John Marshall (@JRM1282) June 21, 2019
Making it too easy for Trump to win 2020
— Tyler (@MadFerIt39) June 21, 2019
— Robert Rosenberg (@RAMSRQ) June 21, 2019
— Jordan Blum (@jblumyna) June 21, 2019