First he turned his back on Israel and Jews around the world with his glowing endorsement of the Iran deal under Barack Obama. Now, Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) is siding with Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who has compared U.S. detention centers on the southern border to Holocaust concentration camps.
Ocasio-Cortez, speaking Monday on her Instagram video, did not mince words describing the border situation for immigrants as similar to the infamous Nazi Germany camps for Jews, gypsies, or any other so-called “undesirables” under Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich regime.
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border. And that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps. If that doesn’t bother you, I don’t… I like…,” Ocasio-Cortez said, before becoming too appalled at the thought and changing her approach.
“I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that we should not, that ‘never again’ means something,” she continued. “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.”
Bu Nadler came to her defense Wednesday afternoon.
“One of the lessons from the Holocaust is ‘Never Again’ – not only to mass murder, but also to the dehumanization of people, violations of basic rights, and assaults on our common morality,” tweeted Nadler, chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee and one of the most prominent Jewish lawmakers.
One of the lessons from the Holocaust is ‘Never Again’ – not only to mass murder, but also to the dehumanization of people, violations of basic rights, and assaults on our common morality. We fail to learn that lesson when we don’t callout such inhumanity right in front of us. https://t.co/EEBBkVL7FG
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) June 18, 2019
Taking to another social media outlet, Ocasio-Cortez defended her words in a tweet directed at Wyoming Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney, who said her words “demean” the memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis.
“Hey Rep. Cheney, since you’re so eager to ‘educate me,’ I’m curious: What do YOU call building mass camps of people being detained without a trial? How would you dress up DHS’s mass separation of thousands children at the border from their parents?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at Cheney Tuesday.
Hey Rep. Cheney, since you’re so eager to “educate me,” I’m curious:
What do YOU call building mass camps of people being detained without a trial?
How would you dress up DHS’s mass separation of thousands children at the border from their parents? https://t.co/OOfrrfa1Ew
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
Cortez then went on video and doubled down on her despicable comments:
Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer blasted AOC in a must watch video.
Hemmer became visibly irate after playing the clip and demanded to know if the Democratic congresswoman had ever been to Auschwitz, Dachau or even the U.S. border itself.
“I tell you, she’s not afraid of throwing out these phrases,” Hemmer said Tuesday. “I don’t know if she’s been to the border yet. I don’t believe I’ve seen a report to suggest that… She used the extermination of six million people. She used the phrase, ‘Who are concerned enough with humanity to say that never again means something.'”
“Has she ever been to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem? Or Auschwitz-Birkenau in Southern Poland? Or Dachau in Germany? ‘Never again’ is the phrase that Jews all over the world use to make sure that the extermination between 1939 and 1945 never happens again. And she’s using concentration camps to describe what’s happening on the Southern border. How in the world is that acceptable? Does she not owe every Jew on this planet an apology?”
Even Chuck Todd of meet The Press, a liberal Democrat slammed the Cortez remarks:
Ocasio-Cortez's comparison of ICE detentions to concentration camps did border detainees "a tremendous disservice" #MTPDaily
"She said she didn't use those words lightly," Chuck Todd said. "Well, neither did I." pic.twitter.com/5CIOfWn7BQ
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 19, 2019
“The ignorance of AOC is absolutely unbelievable,” said Dov Hikind, former New York State Assemblyman, founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, and himself a child of Holocaust survivors in response to Ocasio-Cortez’s comparison of American migrant detention centers with concentration camps from WWII.
Last night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared ICE facilities to "concentration camps." Now, @HikindDov, whose family was put through real concentration camps under the Nazis, has a history lesson for AOC. pic.twitter.com/B3GEo2NDx8
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) June 18, 2019
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) June 18, 2019
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