Sen. Lindsey Graham slams New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for comparing Central American asylum seekers to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during WWII.
“Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. 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.”
Graham took exception to the comparison and tweeted:
“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,” Gramah tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez was, of course, referring to the panic which took place at the southern border over the weekend. Thousands of asylum seekers rushed the border at Tijuana in a desperate bid to cross over into the United States but were met with tear gas by the border patrol police.
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Graham’s criticism in another tweet on Monday.
“The point of such a treasured museum is to bring its lessons to present day. This administration has jailed children and violated human rights. Perhaps we should stop pretending that authoritarianism + violence is a historical event instead of a growing force.”
We hear no lies here.
Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her race for a U.S. House seat in New York’s 14th District on Tuesday, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. She's going to give them a run for their money, and we cannot wait!