Lindsey Graham Gives Ocasio-Cortez Advice After She Compares Caravan to Nazi Germany

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Democrat Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came under fire after she took to Twitter to claim that Central American migrants clashing with U.S. Customs is the same situation as Jewish families fleeing Nazi Germany.

Now, one fellow politician is not having it and gave some advice to the newly-elected Democratic socialist.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) responded to Ocasio-Cortez writing on Twitter: “I recommend she take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in DC.”

“Might help her better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan in Tijuana.”

While the Central American immigrants are fleeing “violence” and poverty, Ocasio-Cortez’s remark also compares it to genocide.

“Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

She added:

“It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America.”

The migrant caravan at the southern border

Ocasio-Cortez’s statement came Sunday evening, during the day that hundreds of migrants clashed with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the Mexican government “in a violent manner” at a port between San Diego and Tijuana — it resulted in the use of tear gas and 42 migrants to be arrested.

Chief Patrol Agent of the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector Rodney Scott challenged the idea that the push was a “peaceful protest or that the majority of these people were claiming asylum,” he told CNN.

“What I saw on the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Patrol agents and asking to claim asylum … If they were truly asylum seekers, they would have walked up with hands up and surrendered, and that did not take place.”

He explained that the border patrol officers were trying “to protect themselves and to protect the border.”

Defending the use of tear gas, Scott said: “What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group, the caravan, would push women and children towards the front and then, basically, ‘rocking’ our agents.”

President Donald Trump warned of the possibility to permanently shut down the southern border port of entry if necessary — as he continues to push for Congress to fund the border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Julia Marie Oakey Dawes
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That Cortez woman is a basket case, I think New York is really going to regret voting for that nut job. She opens her mouth and all kinds of trash comes out; She doesn’t know what she is talking about. Between she and Maxine Waters Congress is going to be comedy central and will give Saturday Night Live a mountain of material to work with if they forget those two are democrats. Thank God they aren’t in Georgia. That Cortez woman will have Nancy Pelosis’ gavel in no time. lol

Steven
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Funny. I feel like tear gas and arrest is a mild response. My response would have been forest fire fighting air planes loaded with either napalm or water resistant mace making ten or twenty slow and low passes over the “asylum seekers”

Lizzie Helmer
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I visited the holocaust museum this summer. It told the stories of persecuted people fleeing their home countries and trying to seek refuge here in the United States. Many of them were turned away and died as a result. Obviously there’s substantial differences, but I if the majority of asylum seekers are fleeing for their lives and their families lives, I see why Ocasio-Cortez could make a comparison.

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