Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has once again found herself in the middle of controversy. And yet again, it’s because of her own doing.
It all started when the freshman congresswoman from New York referred to ICE detention centers as “concentration camps.” Yes, she actually accused her own country of running concentration camps on the southern border.
Now, anyone with any modicum of intelligence understands the kind of historical significance the term “concentration camp” carries with it. One would also think a sitting congresswoman would understand this as well but there ya go.
However, as idiotic and moronic as her comment was, Ocasio-Cortez still had her defenders in the media, mainly MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
Cuomo’s defense of AOC’s comment is easily the worst of the two.
Exterminated? We use that for pests not people. https://t.co/pvJrUu4QmG
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) June 19, 2019
In defending AOC, Cuomo tries to correct Wyoming Congresswoman Lynne Cheney, telling her that extermination is pests not people. Forgive me if I’m wrong but Hitler attempted to totally eradicate the Jewish people, killing more than 6 million. I would say that’s an attempt at exterminating an entire group of people.
Auschwitz began in spring 1940 as a concentration camp set up by German Nazis for Polish leadership, intellectuals & resistance. In fall 1941 Soviet POWs were deported. In March 1942 it became a center of mass extermination of Jews & mass murder of Roma https://t.co/45MCqODtva
— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) June 18, 2019