A Holocaust survivor demands that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez be removed from Congress because of its & # 39; spread of anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity & # 39; after she said that migrant detention centers & # 39; concentration camps & # 39; goods.
Ed Mosberg, 93, of Morris Plains, New Jersey, exhaled Saturday the Democratic Congresswoman who represented Queens and the Bronx.
& # 39; People at the border are not forced to be there – they go there on their own will, & # 39; he said to the New York Post.
& # 39; If someone doesn't know the difference, they play stupid or they just don't care. & # 39;
House representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) should be removed from Congress because it spreads & # 39; anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity & # 39 ;, said Holocaust survivor Ed Mosberg (right)
In 1945, American soldiers liberate the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. Mosberg was imprisoned in Mauthausen as well as other Nazi managed prison camps
Mosberg was captured by the Nazis in the Plaszow and Mauthausen concentration camps during the Holocaust.
His entire family was killed in that period.
Mosberg blows Ocasio-Cortez out on Saturday for comments she made in an Instagram video post on 18 June.
& # 39; The United States has concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are – they are concentration camps & # 39 ;, said Ocasio-Cortez.
In his interview with the Post, Mosberg took offense and said: & Her statement is bad. It hurts many people.
& # 39; We were not free in the concentration camp.
& # 39; We were forced there by the Germans who executed and killed people – you can't compare it. & # 39;
Mosberg is the head of an organization of Holocaust survivors who invited Ocasio-Cortez last week to visit the Auschwitz extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Ocasio-Cortez was faced with an immediate kickback after she had called the concentration camps of the detention camps in a video chat and on Twitter earlier this month
He expressed his disappointment that Ocasio-Cortez rejected the offer.
"She should learn a lesson," he said. "If you are not there, you will never know what happened. She does not want to learn – she is looking for excuses. I would like to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in stupidity. & # 39;
An Ocasio-Cortez spokesperson told the Post: & She made a distinction between an extermination camp and a concentration camp.
& # 39; She is quite frank about the problem. & # 39;
From the Depths posted an open letter on his Facebook page on June 21, in which Ocasio-Cortez was invited to take an educational tour this summer through the Nazi-led camps to be led by Mosberg.
& # 39; I can show her where they killed my mother, grandparents, and cousins, so she understands this, & he said.
& # 39; I will take her to the place where she gives my mother the mother (gasoline) injections into the heart and sets her on fire. & # 39;
The & # 39; educational tour & # 39; was & # 39; built specifically for lawmakers & # 39; and would include visits to Mauthausen, the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek concentration camps, among other historical sites.
From the Depths, a group that has been around for thousands of years, posted this open letter invitation on Facebook Friday
They invited Ocasio-Cortez during the tour led by the Holocaust survivor, Edward Mosberg (photo)
The tour would include visits to Mauthausen, Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps (photo) and Majdanek
From the Depths wrote that & # 39; more than 100 international MPs from the entire political spectrum & # 39; have completed the tour so far, including more than 20 members of Congress from both the GOP and the Democratic parties.
After House Rep. Steve King, an Iowa republican, urging Ocasio-Cortez to accept the invitation, refused the New York Democrat.
& # 39; @AOC I went to Auschwitz & Birkenau with Eddie Mausberg (sic) and Jonny Daniels with In the Depths, & # 39; King wrote in a tweet last week.
& # 39; I went with a deep understanding of the Shoah and had a profound personal experience.
& # 39; Please accept their offer. & # 39;
To which Ocasio-Cortez replied: & # 39; The last time you went on this trip, it was reported that you had also spoken to Austrian Austrian neo-Nazi groups at a chat shop.
& # 39; I'm going to decline your invitation.
& # 39; But thanks for revealing to everyone how transparently the extreme right-wing manipulates these moments for political gain. & # 39;
In October 2018, King was reported to travel to Austria and meet with members of the Austrian Freedom Party, a political movement founded by a former Nazi SS officer.
Twitterspit: Liz Cheney, the third oldest Republican in the House, repeatedly criticized Ocasio-Cortez for using the term & # 39; concentration camp & # 39;
Tweets in which the Republicans rejected Ocasio-Cortez because they compared Trump's migrant detention forces to concentration camps and her refusal to return from using the term
King said, however, that members of the Freedom Party are currently in the government of Austria and that they & # 39; any kind of Nazi ideology or philosophy & # 39; completely reject it.
King has been accused of racist statements in the past.
In an interview with The New York Times, King said: & # 39; White nationalist, white supremacist, western civilization – how was that language offensive? & # 39;
These remarks led Republican members of Congress to remove King from his committee chairmen in the House of Representatives.
Republicans have sued Ocasio-Cortez for its & # 39; concentration camp & # 39; comments.
& # 39; Please @AOC does us all a favor and only spends a few minutes learning history, & # 39; tweeted Republican Liz Cheney, the third oldest member of Parliament. & # 39; 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and shame yourself with comments like this. & # 39;
& # 39; People like @AOC – who don't lift a finger to solve the problem – comparing the men and women who serve our country to provide concentration camp guards to Congress and the country a bad service & # 39; . Lindsey Graham.
Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader of the Republican House, told reporters that Ocasio-Cortez & not just to the nation but to the world & # 39; should apologize for what she had tweeted.
& # 39; She does not understand exactly what is happening at the border at the same time. There is no comparison. To say that really is embarrassing, & McCarthy said.
Children and workers are seen in a tent camp recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on June 19, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas
& # 39; To kill millions of Jews somewhere in history, and to equate that with something going on at the border, she owes this nation an apology. & # 39;
Despite the counter reaction, Ocasio-Cortez defended her choice of words.
Responding to his question, she tweeted on Wednesday: & DHS tore 1,000 children from their parents and put them in cages with inhumane conditions.
& # 39; They call their cells & # 39; dog pounds & # 39; and & # 39; freezers & # 39 ;. I will never apologize for calling these camps as they are. If that makes you uncomfortable, fight the camps – not the nomenclature. & # 39;
She defended herself by claiming that concentration camps were different from the Nazi death camps or death camps, where an estimated 3 million people were killed during the Second World War.
& # 39; And for the screaming republicans who don't know the difference: and that's exactly what this administration does & # 39 ;, she wrote on Twitter.
& # 39; Concentration camps are considered by experts as & # 39; the mass detention of civilians without trial & # 39 ;. And that is exactly what this administration does. & # 39;
She also tweeted that & # 39; the US used to have concentration camps when we were traveling Japanese during World War II. It is such a disgraceful history that we largely ignore it. These camps take place throughout history. Many refuse to learn from that shame, but here we are today. We have a duty to terminate them. & # 39;
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