Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been exceedingly vocal in her views of the refugee internment facilities being operated on the southern border.
After getting blasted by right-wing psychopaths for correctly identifying them as “concentration camps,” apparently, the diminutive diva finally had enough during a fact-finding visit yesterday and attempted what agents are calling: “a prison break.”
According to witnesses, the petite congresswoman had smuggled a small pair of cutting shears into the holding facility and was caught cutting open the filthy children’s Trumpcages. When challenged by border agents, Ocasio-Cortez became animated and threatened them with physical harm, which led to the local police being alerted. They arrested her at 2:25 p.m. Her Socialist bail was set at $500,000.
Maybe a little jail time will teach her how to control herself when confronted with a hideous nazi-like Republican-instituted policy that harms and even causes the death of innocent children. Or, maybe being on the inside of a cell will only further her resolve. Maybe she’ll just ban motorcycles.
WASHINGTON — Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the liberal freshman Democrat from New York who has made fighting for immigrants’ rights a signature issue, on Tuesday described the Trump administration’s border detention facilities as “concentration camps,” provoking a backlash from Republicans who said she was minimizing the Holocaust.
“This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter, amplifying comments she had made on her Instagram feed on Monday night.
“This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis,” she added, citing an article in Esquire magazine that quoted a historian of the Holocaust who lectures at the University of Virginia. In the article, the historian, Waitman Wade Beorn, said, “Things can be concentration camps without being Dachau or Auschwitz.”
But the invocation of Nazi imagery to describe the administration’s handling of immigrants and refugees set off a furor in Washington. Although not all Nazi concentration camps were death camps — some were forced labor camps — Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s use of the phrase, which she said was intentional, opened the door for attacks from Republicans, led by Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the sharp-tongued chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.