Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been going around saying that the United States has ‘concentration camps’ on the southern border.
Using that term is not only wrong, it’s offensive on multiple levels.
Now she has actually been called out. On CNN of all places.
News Busters reports:
Jake Tapper Grills AOC: ‘Did You Call Them Concentration Camps’ ‘When Obama Was President?’
It’s quite rare you see a journalist actually grill a Democrat, particularly on his/her hypocritical partisanship. On CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper Thursday afternoon, the host repeatedly pressed outspoken Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to answer for inflammatory comments she’s made recently about the border and the Trump administration, which have largely escaped media scrutiny.
Tapper didn’t pull any punches, asking the congresswoman to explain why she voted against both bills put forth by Congress to give more money to the immigration detention centers, while she complained on Twitter about them not being properly funded:
“But Congresswoman, didn’t you vote against the House version, too?”
“If you opposed Senate bill and you also opposed the House bill, I’m wondering what it is that you’re willing to support that could pass in either the House or the Senate?”
The Democrat defended herself as waiting for a “truly humanitarian bill” and shoving blame onto Trump for not calling these detention centers a “national emergency.” Tapper kept pressing, asking one more time,“[B]y opposing both bills, aren’t you just ultimately depriving these kids of housing facilities they need?”…
“Using that definition there were also concentration camps under Obama and under Bill Clinton. That’s in the story you retweeted. So did you call them concentration camps at the time, when Obama was president?” he asked.
Watch the video:
This video has her lame response at the end.
She says she was working in a restaurant at the time.
"There were concentration camps under Obama and under Bill Clinton. That’s in the story you retweeted. Did you call them concentration camps at the time when Obama was president?"@jaketapper asks @AOC
"at the time I was working in a restaurant …" pic.twitter.com/R0ltbQyJr0
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 27, 2019