Ocasio-Cortez Compares Honduran Migrants to Holocaust Jews Because Of Course She Does
This girl is too much!
It’s almost like she ran for office just to keep conservatives entertained.
Either way, she’s a hoot/drives me insane. It’s absolutely hilarious/astonishing that someone who spews as much mindless word vomit as she does was actually elected to the House.
I’m not sure what this says about our society, and I can’t decide if what it says about our society is tragic or heartwarming.
But I certainly know she’s proof God has a sense of humor.
The woman who has referred to the three “chambers” of government as “the presidency, the House, and the Senate”, who thought she’d be “inaugurated” to Congress where she’d “sign bills”, and who says we can afford universal healthcare if we “just pay for it”, could certainly be expected to say something absurd about the hyped-up migrant crisis at the border and boy, did she deliver.
As the Daily Caller reports:
New York Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday compared members of the migrant caravan attempting to enter the United States to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.
Members of the caravan on Sunday rushed the border at the San Ysidro port of entry, which connects Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol closed the port of entry in response and reportedly used tear gas to disperse the crowd of migrants.
Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to denounce the treatment of the caravan members.
Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.
It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.
It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.
It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.
And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America. https://t.co/qhv7Rr1itn
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 25, 2018
Wow, so there’s a lot going on here.
First of all, it’s not illegal to apply for asylum. No one said it was. No one is being pepper-sprayed while they apply for asylum at a border checkpoint in an orderly fashion, they’re being pepper-sprayed while the storm entry points and throw rocks at LEOs.
Is that really that difficult to distinguish?
As for “fleeing violence”, homegirl clearly doesn’t follow the news because the Border Patrol and Mexican authorities have both made clear that there are many known criminals among the migrants and in fact, over the weekend, several men from the caravan were arrested and discovered to have already been deported after being convicted of child sexual assault.
Finally, as Louder With Crower points out, “The migrants already escaped Honduras and made it all the way to Mexico. Unless there’s a Honduran Holocaust going down in Tijuana, methinks they’re out of harm’s way. Yet, I don’t see them waving a mission accomplished flag and setting up shop in Juarez. Something tells me there’s an ulterior motive at play here.”
Gang violence, while awful, isn’t exactly the same thing as a war or a Holocaust, and it’s certainly not something you can always seek haven from in the US. In fact, many of the most violent gang members living here now are…from Central America and entered the country in this very same way.
But AOC is in the third chamber of government now, so maybe once she’s inaugurated she can sign a bill that will help these folks out.