Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) jumped on Instagram this week and compared America’s southern border detention centers to concentration camps.
AOC: “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps. And if that doesn’t bother you … I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that we should not … that ‘never again’ means something.”
Her video proclamation is apparently a result of President Donald Trump’s announcing that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be launching an operation next week to round up and deport illegal aliens.
AOC said in her Instagram video, “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.”
Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Trump is operating concentration camps, compares the situation to the Holocaust: “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something … we need to do something about it” pic.twitter.com/F2MmZ8y2dT
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 18, 2019
Democrats have been alleging that the Trump administration was mistreating illegal aliens at the southern order; and AOC saw an opportunity to jump on the bandwagon and create havoc.
In the video, AOC claims the “migrant” children are being held in the same Japanese-American citizens were held in internment camps during World War II.
She called it a “crisis” in terms of “if America will remain America … or if we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency.”
AOC: “I don’t use those words lightly. I don’t use those words to just throw bombs.”
“I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is,” she added. “A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist and it’s very difficult to say that.”
The Obama administration not only had the same set-up that she calls “concentration camps” — it also initiated the separation of children from families.
She must not have read the story the other day about Mexico’s detention centers. (Maybe she called the centers “concentration” camps because she had to think about it?)
OK, AOC, what is your answer here? Law offenders must be detained and processed — and knowingly letting illegal immigrants walk free in America would violate the oath of office you took.
To be honest, illegal aliens are volunteering to be incarcerated in these so-called concentration camps, to use her words.
I mourn for how far the Democrats have fallen.
They once offered valuable opinions in our system of checks and balances.
This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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