If you somehow missed the news this week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set off a firestorm by saying that the United States is running ‘concentration camps’ on the southern border.
Not only is that completely untrue, it’s an insult to all of the men and women who work for ICE and the Border Patrol.
Now her buddy Ilhan Omar is coming to her defense.
Omar just doesn’t see what the big deal is.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Omar: Don’t Know Why Calling Facilities Concentration Camps Is Controversial
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) said on Friday she does not know why it is controversial for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) to describe immigration detention facilities as concentration camps.
“There are camps, and people are being concentrated. This is very simple. I don’t even know why this is a controversial thing for her to say,” Omar said. “We have to really truthfully speak about what’s taking place, and this is why it’s really important for us to abolish ICE and make sure that we have an agency that is accountable to the people, that is dealing with the situation in a humane way.”
“There’s no way we can allow for kids to be caged in this country and children to be separated from their families, and people being terrorized in their communities. We have to make sure that we are calling it out and I am 100 percent with Alex–,” Omar continued, before the video cut off.
See the video below:
Ilhan Omar says that because people are being “CONCENTRATED” in “camps” they are therefore “concentration camps.”
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) June 21, 2019
The amazing thing about AOC’s offensive comments is how so many people in media rushed to defend her.
The Babylon Bee summed it up perfectly with this:
Ocasio-Cortez Gets Head Stuck In Bucket, Journalists Rush To Explain Why It Was Actually A Genius Movehttps://t.co/HiZPeGVyOj
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) June 20, 2019