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U.S. Holocaust Museum Rejects AOC’s “Concentration Camp” Comments

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has responded to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shameful comments comparing the situation at the southern border to “concentration camps.”

“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary,” said the museum in a statement. “That position has repeatedly and unambiguously been made clear in the Museum’s official statement on the matter – a statement that is reiterated and reaffirmed now. The link to the Museum’s statement is here.”

The Holocaust museum also rejected a statement by one of its historians, Becky Erbelding, who tweeted in January of 2018, “The parallels to the 1930s-1940s refugee crisis are so obvious. Why can’t we learn?” she tweeted in response to an article about refugees in the Trump era:

“The Museum further reiterates that a statement ascribed to a Museum staff historian regarding recent attempts to analogize the situation on the United States southern border to concentration camps in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s does not reflect the position of the Museum.”

“The Museum deeply regrets any offense to Holocaust survivors and others that may have been engendered by any statement ascribed to a Museum historian in a personal capacity.”

Last week, Ocasio-Cortez claimed in a social media video, “The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are and um, if that doesn’t bother you I don’t…I like…we can have OK whatever…I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity that ‘never again’ means something…”

Since her comments, many on the left have rushed to her defense, including Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who said in a recent interview, “When you look at what is taking place, people are being put in camps.”

She continued, “And when you think about the definition, if we separate it from death camps, I would say these are camps and people are being concentrated in them. And so that’s the general definition.”

“I think a lot of people are conflating what a death camp looks like or a specific removal of people. These people are coming to the border,” she said. “We are removing them from the border. We are placing them in camps. Some of them are being removed from communities and being put in what we’re calling detention centers — but are essentially camps.”

One of the world’s leading Holocaust museums recently fired back at the congresswoman on Twitter:

Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem tweeted the Congresswoman this morning, “@AOC Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort, even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of ‘extermination through labor.’ Learn about concentration camps.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for the representative to apologize “not only to the nation but to the world.”

“I think Congresswoman AOC needs to apologize,” McCarthy said, during a press conference yesterday. “Not only to the nation but to the world. She does not understand history.”

“She does not understand what is going on at the border at the same time. But there is no comparison…and to actually say that is embarrassing,” he continued.

“To take somewhere in history where millions of Jews died…and equate that to somewhere that’s happening on the border…she owes this nation an apology.”

However, on Wednesday, the Congresswoman remained defiant and refused to apologize.

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Omar Defends AOC on “Concentration Camp” Comments

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is defending Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she claimed the United States was running “concentration camps” at the border, according to Fox News.

“When you look at what is taking place, people are being put in camps. And when you think about the definition, if we separate it from death camps, I would say these are camps and people are being concentrated in them. And so that’s the general definition,” Omar said yesterday in an interview with Public Radio International.

“I think a lot of people are conflating what a death camp looks like or a specific removal of people. These people are coming to the border,” she continued. “We are removing them from the border. We are placing them in camps. Some of them are being removed from communities and being put in what we’re calling detention centers — but are essentially camps.”

Ocasio-Cortez received a great deal of pushback for making her ignorant comments.

One of the world’s leading Holocaust museums recently fired back at the congresswoman on Twitter:

Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem tweeted the Congresswoman this morning, “@AOC Concentration camps assured a slave labor supply to help in the Nazi war effort, even as the brutality of life inside the camps helped assure the ultimate goal of ‘extermination through labor.’ Learn about concentration camps.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for the representative to apologize “not only to the nation but to the world.”

“I think Congresswoman AOC needs to apologize,” McCarthy said, during a press conference yesterday. “Not only to the nation but to the world. She does not understand history.”

“She does not understand what is going on at the border at the same time. But there is no comparison…and to actually say that is embarrassing,” he continued.

“To take somewhere in history where millions of Jews died…and equate that to somewhere that’s happening on the border…she owes this nation an apology.”

However, on Wednesday, the Congresswoman remained defiant and refused to apologize.

The lawmaker wrote on Twitter, “DHS ripped 1000s of children from their parents & put them in cages w inhumane conditions. They call their cells ‘dog pounds’ & ‘freezers. I will never apologize for calling these camps what they are. If that makes you uncomfortable, fight the camps – not the nomenclature.”

Omar Fined for Violating MN Campaign Finance Rules

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been fined for violating Minnesota campaign finance rules after improperly using funds for travel and to pay a lawyer to correct her tax returns, according to the Daily Mail.

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board ordered Omar to personally pay her own campaign $3,469.23 and pay a civil fine of $500 for violating campaign finance rules.

The Daily Mail reports:

The violations date back to Omar’s time as a representative in the Minnesota state House in 2016 and 2017, and the reimbursement amount represents spending of campaign funds that the board says were not allowed by state law.

That includes a payment of $1,500 her campaign made to a law firm following the formation of a ‘crisis committee’ in August 2016 to respond to allegations that Omar ‘married to her brother as part of an immigration scheme,’ according to the board’s report….

The board found that the law firm, originally tasked with reviewing tax and immigration records to rebut the marriage claim, incidentally discovered an error in Omar’s personal taxes and was reimbursed for paying an accountant to correct it, an expense that the board ruled an impermissible use of campaign funds.

The board also found that Omar’s campaign committee made several improper expenditures for her travel to Boston, Washington DC, New York and Florida.

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In a statement, Omar told the Daily Mail, “I’m glad this process is complete and that the Campaign Finance Board has come to a resolution on this matter. We have been collaborative in this process and are glad the report showed that none of the money was used for personal use, as was initially alleged.”

Omar Trashes American Voters: “Ignorance Really is Pervasive” in the Country

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) slammed Republican voters for their “ignorance” yesterday, claiming they have a “misconception” about the refugee resettlement program in the United States.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Omar was speaking to podcast host John Nichols, and said Republicans “are really good at misinformation and sort of really reorganizing facts to sort of paint a picture that really eventually is not rooted in facts.”

She went on to explain the resettlement program, saying “There are agencies that run the resettlement program. This is a process that’s run through them. If you end that contract, it’s not that refugees are not going to be resettled, it’s that the state just doesn’t get informed. And so the only leverage you have is that you are part of this contract and you can be part of the negotiations on how many people get resettled in your state.”

She continued, claiming Republicans use programs like the ones that resettle refugees to “stir up hate and division.”

“And so it is not that they might not be knowledgeable about this, but they use it as a tool to stir up hate and division. And ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of this country. And as someone who was raised by educators, I really like to inform people about things that they might be ignorant to, willingly or unwillingly,” she said.

Omar Proudly Claims She is Trump’s “Biggest Nemesis”

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) proudly claims she is President Trump’s “biggest nemesis.”

“This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country. It’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me,” she wrote on Twitter, where she included a link to her HuffPost interview.

In the HuffPost article, Omar wastes no time blaming racism for the president’s opposition to her.

“He clearly has a disdain for black women who see themselves as equal to him. And so, for many people, it’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me,” Omar said.

“Clearly, I am a nightmare ― because he can’t stop really thinking about ways that he can continue to use my identity to marginalize our communities.”

Omar has repeatedly come under fire for a seemingly endless barrage of anti-Semitic comments.

Recently, when describing the September 11th terrorist attacks, Omar downplayed the significance of the events, and described the day as “some people did something.”

Omar Wonders: Did George Bush Downplay 9/11 Attacks, Too?

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continued to defend her disgraceful comments about 9/11 by citing George W. Bush’s famous bullhorn speech days after the terror attacks.

Taking to Twitter today, the controversial congresswoman quoted President Bush who said on September 14, 2001, “The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

“Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?” Omar wondered on the social media platform. “What if he was a Muslim” she wrote.

https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1116683819476750337

Omar has come under fire for a recent speech she gave at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) where she said that the group was founded “after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

The congresswoman’s comments sparked outrage across the country, and yesterday, the front page of the New York Post slammed the lawmaker for her dismissive remarks.

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The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

Since her comments went viral, Omar defended herself, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert ‘I took an oath – I took an oath to the Constitution. I am as American as everyone else is.”  She also lamented the “double standards” she faces and claims she is discriminated against for her Islamic faith.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that the conservative backlash from Omar’s comments have created an “incitement of violence against progressive women of color.”

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also came to Omar’s defense, claiming her colleague’s words were taken out of context in a “pure racist act.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Tlaib said, “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power. This is just pure racist act,” she said.

“My sister, Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about, was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” Tlaib added. “She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by a refugee herself.”

AOC Defends Omar, Tells SEAL Crenshaw “Why Don’t You Go Do Something” About Domestic Terrorists

Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told former Navy SEAL and Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R) to “go do something” about domestic terrorism after the war veteran called out Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her despicable comments about 9/11.

Taking to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez told Crenshaw–who served in the Navy SEALs for 10 years and lost his eye after an IED attack–“In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that?”

Crenshaw criticized Omar earlier this week after it was revealed that the congresswoman described the September 11th attacks as “some people did something” at a recent CAIR event.

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On Tuesday, Crenshaw wrote on Twitter, “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”. Unbelievable.”

Omar’s comments sparked outrage across the country, and yesterday, the front page of the New York Post slammed the congresswoman for her dismissive remarks.

The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

Since her comments went viral, Omar defended herself, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert ‘I took an oath – I took an oath to the Constitution. I am as American as everyone else is.”  She also lamented the “double standards” she faces and claims she is discriminated against for her Islamic faith.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also came to Omar’s defense, claiming her colleague’s words were taken out of context in a “pure racist act.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Tlaib said, “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power. This is just pure racist act,” she said.

“My sister, Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about, was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” Tlaib added. “She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by a refugee herself.”

“The fact that people are taking [Omar’s] words out of context and endangering the life of Rep. Omar is immoral, it’s wrong, and it needs to be called out by many colleagues in saying they need to stop, stop targeting her this way,” she continued. “It’s absolutely putting her life in danger.”

NY Post Slams Ilhan Omar, Reminds Her What Happened on 9/11

The New York Post slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her disgraceful comments about the September 11th attacks.

The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

During a recent keynote address to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March, the Congresswoman said CAIR was founded “after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.

In the same speech, she urged fellow Muslim Americans to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable.”

“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” the Congresswoman said.  “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

Watch her comments below: