Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is refusing to back down from controversial comments earlier this year in which she compared migrant detention centers at the southern border to Nazi-run “concentration camps.”
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said in June, according to The Hill. “If that doesn’t bother you … I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.”
Ocasio-Cortez was widely criticized for those remarks.
Even far-left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the freshman congresswoman was “wrong,” as Fox News noted.
“I respect her greatly and I feel very close to her in terms of philosophy, but of course, she was wrong,” he said. “You cannot compare — what the Nazis did in concentration camps, unfortunately, is without any historical — I mean, it’s a horrible moment in history. There is no