Crenshaw Flattens Ocasio-Cortez for ‘Total Disregard for Our Sovereignty’ With Controversial Comparison

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is questioning Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) motives after she sparked backlash following her comparison of border detention facilities to concentration camps.

“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said late Monday during an Instagram Live video, as IJR Red reported. “[…] A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist, and it’s very difficult to say that.”

Her remarks come at a time when the Trump administration plans to house undocumented migrant children at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, which was a Japanese American internment camp that was turned into a military base — the same base once used by the Obama administration for the same purpose.

Watch her full comments below:

Crenshaw — who previously told IJR that it all boils down to understanding “sovereignty” when it comes to fixing U.S. immigration laws — blasted Ocasio-Cortez for having “total disregard for our sovereignty & a deep ignorance that belittles the horrors of the Holocaust.”

Crenshaw also responded to Ocasio-Cortez after she defined concentration camps as “the mass detention of civilians without trial”:

Clearly I need to explain that, in concentration camps, people are unjustly sought out and confined. This isn’t what is happening at the border. Migrants are illegally crossing our border. Most are asylum seekers, thus pending trial, so your expert definition doesn’t apply.

The “concentration camps” comment is only the latest comment Ocasio-Cortez made in seemingly comparing an issue to Nazi Germany, as she previously compared climate change plans to Nazi Germany.

As for the southern border, Crenshaw pressed Ocasio-Cortez to “do something” about the crisis at the border by helping to secure a large sum for humanitarian aid, which echoes other Republican lawmakers who called her out for “not lifting a finger to solve the problem.”

As IJR Red noted, the chief Border Patrol agent of the El Paso sector, Aaron Hull, recently warned that every day that the “ever-increasing flow” of migrants at the U.S. southern border continues, “every day our border security threats increase.”

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Pippin
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Pippin

So we have so many immigrants coming in we have no place to put them. We are opening up camps previously used during wartime to contain people. So we can’t do right by keeping them out of the country and we can’t do right by letting them in and detaining them so they can be processed through the system. Is the system flawed? Yes. But if you have no viable solution then why are you complaining? We have enough complainers. But we cannot let people in without knowing who they are and what they’re intentions are as well as a… Read more »

Louise Vogel
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Louise Vogel

There is no doubt that Japanese People in the USA were put in interment camps in the last century. Black and Latins have also been put in jails without having respected their rights to legal protection. Is it that difficult for you to understand that you may have prejudices but it does not make the position of these immigrants illegal because you are afraid of them. One must step into the USA to request protection. The USA sent military forces to many of these countries……… there is a lot more to the stories of why these people are coming to… Read more »

Otis
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This anti-American commie socialist is beyond
cotempt.

Beth stranz
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Beth stranz

She is such an idiot. An embassment to women and New York and I’m both! Wow is me

Charles
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Cortez opens her mouth and crap comes out. How did she get elected? Oh, I know, she’s a woman and a minority. A brave new world where people are elected by gender and ethnicity, no qualifications, no brains required.

Noah_Vaile
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Noah_Vaile

I think that occasional-cortex is an idiot and anyone who takes what she says seriously has a problem and any “news” outlet that publishes any of her utterances is shirking its duty.

Otis
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Hopefully AOC is talking herself out of a job.

William
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William

From Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary – “concentration camp n (1901) : a camp where persons (as prisoners of war, political prisoners, or refugees) are detained or confined”. You can draw your own biased conclusions about the definition, but they are still concentration camps.

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