If there’s a bigger glutton for punishment out there than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, we’d love to meet them. Because despite everything that’s happened over the past several days, she’s still pushing forward, full steam ahead:
I’m curious, @HouseGOP: what would you like people to call these Trump-run human cages?
According to you, concentration camp experts + historians are wrong.
So what do you call it? What term makes you feel better about brutality?
“Internment?” “Detention?” “Freedom Center?” https://t.co/DXVJ1uFsT9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 20, 2019
It’s worth noting that the only “concentration camp experts + historians” whose expertise she’s considering are the ones shamelessly twisting themselves into pretzels to pretend she didn’t say what she actually said. The concentration camp experts and historians at the Auschwitz Museum and Yad Vashem, among others, apparently aren’t worth her time or consideration.
Day 3. https://t.co/brR5v1uw1L
— neontaster (@neontaster) June 20, 2019
Nevertheless, she persisted. In exposing herself as an ignorant, disingenuous, intellectually dishonest piece of garbage.
— carla grace 🍃 (@nearlycarla) June 20, 2019
AOC doesn’t give a damn that “concentration camps,” about as loaded a term as there is, doesn’t accurately reflect the situation at the border. Her only goal is scoring the cheapest of political points in order to further deify herself. Meanwhile, she’s only demonstrating that she’s every bit as awful as we knew her to be — and then some. If she were truly concerned about the welfare of illegal immigrants being detained at the border, she wouldn’t’ve waited until now to deploy her outrage.
I dunno, what were you calling them before 1/20/2017?
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) June 20, 2019
That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it?
I'm trying to remember what it was called when Obama administration did the same thing…we can call it the same thing as that.
— Andrew (@andrewmarsh6) June 20, 2019
She is right… we should just go back to calling them whatever they called them while Obama was throwing the kids in cages https://t.co/I3LM4mIMxU
— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) June 20, 2019
Just like her media defenders, AOC’s memory only appears to go back as far as Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day.
Fort Sill Army Base in Oklahoma. The same facilities used in 2014 to house 1,800 unaccompanied children.
1,400 children will be housed there.
The total population in Fort Sill is about 53,000 including, 20,000 military and civilian personnel, and 33,000 military family members. https://t.co/LLNE5VZniu
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) June 20, 2019
Fort Sill. Same thing it was called when Obama put them there.
— Christeen menchak (@Christeenm75) June 20, 2019
Fort Sill, the same thing it was called when Obama was president. Do try and keep up.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) June 20, 2019
She’s not interested in keeping up. She’s only interested in digging her designer heels in deeper.
I'm curious. Why do you continue to try to justify your position if all the experts and historians agree with you and you know you're right? You're now on the third day of going on about this.
At this point I think you're trying to convince yourself. https://t.co/Hwv6FItOmo
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) June 20, 2019
She’s definitely not convincing us.
Jfc, just take the “L.” https://t.co/1LVaTK5Kdg
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) June 20, 2019
She will never apologize — and she will never stop. That may serve her well now, but pride goeth before a fall, and she’s setting herself up for one hell of a plunge.