MSNBC’s Chuck Todd slammed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Wednesday for her recent remarks comparing immigrant detention facilities on the border to concentration camps.
“She just did the people there a tremendous disservice,” Todd said. “Be careful comparing them to Nazi concentration camps because they’re not at all comparable in the slightest.”
“She tried to make a distinction between concentration camps and Nazi death camps,” Todd continued. “But Congresswoman, tens of thousands were also brutalized, starved, and ultimately died in those concentration camps.”
Todd correctly noted that immigration detention facilities are “not at all comparable” to “Nazi concentration camps.”
“Some Democrats have been reluctant to condemn her remarks, they don’t want to get criticized on Twitter,” Todd added. “Why are we so sheepish calling out people we agree with politically these days?”
“[Ocasio-Cortez] said she didn’t use those words lightly,” Todd concluded. “Well, neither did I.”
Ocasio-Cortez was angered by Todd calling her out and responded to him on Twitter, writing: “Well, @chucktodd – the fact that you slipped in ‘Nazi’ when I never said that is pretty unfortunate. Almost as unfortunate as the fact that you spent this whole time w/o discussing DHS freezers, “dog pounds,” missing children, & human rights abuses that uphold use of this term.”
This is a lie.
Ocasio-Cortez, in her Instagram live video, specifically mentioned “Never Again,” which is a direct reference to the Holocaust, which was carried out by Nazis.