Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Acknowledges That Obama Ran “Concentration Camps” Too
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was interviewed on Friday night by CNN’s Jake Tapper. Tapper had a hard time understanding the way she blurred people’s understanding of her term “concentration camps.” He referred to the “concentration camps under Obama and under Bill Clinton” mentioned in the article that she retweeted, and then questioned if she called them concentration camps when Obama was president.
AOC replied, “Well, at the time, I was working in a restaurant. But I do… but… I was absolutely outspoken against Obama’s immigration policies and the detention of families. I think it’s a remarkably consistent position, and I’m not here to defend wrong actions just because they happened under a democratic administration. I’m here to speak truth to power. If it’s wrong, it’s wrong, and I frankly don’t care what president does it.”
"There were concentration camps under Obama and under Bill Clinton. That’s in the story you retweeted. Did you call them concentration camps at the time when Obama was president?"@jaketapper asks @AOC— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 27, 2019
"at the time I was working in a restaurant ..." pic.twitter.com/R0ltbQyJr0
AOC felt the pressure to defend her choice of words after she tweeted and cited an Esquire magazine article: “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. This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis.”
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.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis ⬇️https://t.co/2dWHxb7UuL
The former-bartender congresswoman was invited to tour the Auschwitz Museum to get educated on the horrors of real concentration camps. Of course, she declined.