It’s beyond offensive. A sitting member of Congress just ignorantly and irresponsibly appeared on social media and compared the United States to Nazi Germany.
On today’s broadcast, we discussed Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) taking to Facebook to say the detention centers at our southern border with Mexico are like concentration camps.
"The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity that 'Never Again' means something," Ocasio-Cortez continued, referencing the slogan adopted after the Holocaust. "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."
"This is a crisis on if American will remain America … Or if we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency.”
AOC needs to open up a history book. Aside from it being blatantly dishonest, it’s completely offensive to Jewish people. She’s minimalizing the Holocaust which massacred six-million innocent Jews, comparing it to an administration that is sending humanitarian aid, giving migrants shelter while they await processing, and ultimately, worst-case, sending them home safely. In other words, nothing like concentration camps.
In fact it’s Democrats, like AOC, who oppose sending aid to the border by blocking the funds the President has requested. They’re ignoring the humanitarian crisis, and accusing Republicans of creating a Nazi-like atmosphere. It’s hypocrisy.
It’s insulting that she invoked the phrase “never again.” Those two words are directly linked to the atrocities committed by the Nazis against the Jews. It’s infuriating that she would dare say this about our country.
I referenced the words of Fox News host Bill Hemmer this morning, which reflect not only my feelings, but the feelings of any reasonable human being who heard what AOC said. As Hemmer said, she owes every Jew, and really every single American, an apology:
“She used the extermination of six million people,” said Hemmer.
“Has she ever been to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem? Or Auschwitz Berkinau 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,” Hemmer said, “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?”
Words have meaning. You can’t just flippantly throw around words like “Nazi” and “concentration camp.” An elected member of Congress has no excuse for irresponsibly spewing dangerous and erroneous rhetoric like this.
At the same time – as the news was breaking – we also covered some of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s live press briefing, discussing of sending 1,000 additional U.S. troops into the Middle East, as tensions with Iran increase.
You can listen to the entire episode here.
As we aggressively battle to defend our national security and build the wall, we urgently need your support. Have your gift DOUBLED today. Have your gift doubled through our Matching Challenge.
President Biden accidentally used the word “ crisis ” finally when describing the reality of the conditions at the Southern border. This was a complete slip-up and didn’t align with the political narrative the Left wants the American people to believe. Which explains why White House Press Secretary...
Despite its refusal to call the situation at our southern border with Mexico a crisis, which it clearly is, we may have just caught the Biden Administration in a dangerous cover-up. Two known terrorists were apprehended by our brave Border Patrol agents trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico,
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol stopped two terrorists on the terror watchlist at the U.S.-Mexico border, and then mysteriously scrubbed the arrest from its website. It sure looks like a Biden Administration cover-up. Today on Sekulow , we discussed a potential cover-up by the Biden Administration.
After what we all saw yesterday, how can the Biden Administration claim that there is not a crisis at the border? Today on Sekulow , we discuss the migrant surge currently happening as a direct result of the Biden Administration’s decision to cease construction of the wall and stop protecting our...