Cheney Calls on AOC to Focus on Issues Instead of Twitter Drama: ‘This Is Real Congress, Not Model Congress’

Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) leveled Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in response to her continued claims that the situation at the border mirrors concentration camps.

Last week, Ocasio-Cortez was the center of a national controversy after she compared the detention facilities at the border to concentration camps. As IJR previously reported, the congresswoman was blasted online for her insensitive remarks.

One of the fiercest comments came from Cheney, who called on Ocasio-Cortez to brush up on her history of the Holocaust.

This prompted Ocasio-Cortez to fire back, asking Cheney what she would call the detention centers.

Cheney responded with a link to buy the book “Night” by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Following this spat from last week, Ocasio-Cortez thought it would be a good idea to bring back up the Twitter fight and tried to claim that Cheney was the one who made a Holocaust comparison, not her. Ocasio-Cortez posted this despite the fact that she was the one to claim the detention centers were “concentration camps” and used the Holocaust remembrance slogan “never again.”

Cheney didn’t respond to Ocasio-Cortez’s confusing tweets online. However, she was asked about the situation during a press conference on Tuesday and she didn’t pull any punches.

Watch Cheney’s response:

“Any member who suggested, as she did, that the camps at the U.S. border are concentration camps deserves [push back]. That’s a comment that’s clearly ludicrous. Clearly, something that must be responded to. And I think right now we’ve got work to do. It’s important work we need to do. I think that allegations that the United States is somehow operating in a way that is anyway parallel to the Holocaust is just completely ludicrous. I think she ought to apologize for it.”

Cheney claimed that Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks were “misinformed” and “clearly political on their face.”

She suggested that Ocasio-Cortez spend more time working to secure additional funding for the humanitarian crisis and less time picking fights on Twitter.

“This is real Congress, not model Congress,” said Cheney. “We have real work to do and we ought to be getting that work done.”

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Adina Rivera
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Adina Rivera

Liz Cheney? Who is she? Ahh Cheney!! That rings a bell. The Iraq War big lie!

Henry Sisson
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I think AOC’s ignorance level is much higher than her intelligence level. Come to think of it that seems to mirror all the Dimwits I mean demonrats.

Otis
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Lou Reed created a song called ‘Video Violence’ back in the 1980’s in which the lyrics pointed out relevant issues of the times. I find it ironic in these days we have political feuds on Twiitter. AOC is a borderline lunatic who may not have a single original thought, but the fact that she garners attention so easily re-enforces the Bob Dylan title, “The Times They Are-a Changing.”

William Conley
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William Conley

You have to wonder how the people who voted her into office can sleep at night or live with themselves. I’d be so embarrassed and ashamed I voted for a clear mouth piece who can barely string together a coherent thought, and who isn’t even doing her job. Just embezzles money through her boyfriend doesn’t even know how to embezzle properly yet she’ll get away with it because she’s a Dem a woman and of color she can play several cards in today’s identity politics driven society to deflect her obvious blatant criminal activities. Hell even her freaking right hand… Read more »

Frank Turner
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AOC can’t help being brain challenged, she is just a brain challenged twit, she has zero knowledge to the things she twitters about, her only only claim to fame is being a young female loudmouth!

James
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Alexandria Occasionally-Coherent needs to understand the Invaders are FREE to walk out of those detention camps at any time of their choosing and go back to where they came from.

They – the Illegal Alien Invaders – might want to consider that before being forcibly removed from our sovereign Nation.

Cherl
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AOC is what happens when a child is sent to do an adult’s job. So very tired of her face, voice and ridiculous bantering.

Dick Gosinya
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Dick Gosinya

Do Pelosi and all the Dems agree with the crazy crap AOC, Talib continue to spew out as the air-time and celebrity status rises. Quite often they are incorrect or talking about situations that never occurred. I wonder how much longer AOC colleagues can stand listening to her flap her jaws and makes no sense, she must drive them all crazy?

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