New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused again to apologize for her comparison of immigration detention centers to concentration camps.
“I don’t,” Ocasio-Cortez said to ABC7 during an interview that aired Friday. “I don’t regret it at all… we in the United States have a history of concentration camps with Japanese internment, in South Africa. They were part of a larger process in the Holocaust, but they were not unique nor were they the actual death camps in the Holocaust either.”
The comments were the latest response from Ocasio-Cortez since she attracted widespread controversy over the comparisons. During an Instagram livestream in June, the New York Democrat accused the U.S. government of running concentration camps along its southern border.
“That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps,” she said during the livestream. “I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that we should not – that ‘never again’ means something. 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.”
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