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Crenshaw Puts AOC on Blast After She Compares U.S. Migrant Facilities to Concentration Camps

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just bit off more than she can chew.

Note to self: If you are going to make completely dishonest and self-serving exaggerations that refer to the Holocaust, don’t do it where Rep. Dan Crenshaw can see it.

But AOC did exactly that in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

“This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying,” she AOC wrote. “This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis.”

Her comparison of President Donald Trump’s efforts to deal with illegal migrants with the concentration camps of Hitler’s Nazi Germany did not go over well at all. (A tweet comparing Planned Parenthood to concentration camp operators, for instance, was priceless.)

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So AOC did what AOC does.

She doubled down.

“And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps,” AOC told her critics. “Concentration camps are considered by experts as ‘the mass detention of civilians without trial.’ And that’s exactly what this administration is doing.”

There’s only one problem. And it’s huge.

Crenshaw does know the difference.

“Clearly I need to explain that, in concentration camps, people are unjustly sought out and confined,” Crenshaw shot back in a Twitter post.

“This isn’t what is happening at the border. Migrants are illegally crossing our border. Most are asylum seekers, thus pending trial, so your expert definition doesn’t apply.”

But Crenshaw wasn’t finished.

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“Your comments reveal total disregard for our sovereignty & a deep ignorance that belittles the horrors of the Holocaust,” Crenshaw wrote.

And then Crenshaw gave AOC a little helpful advice:

“If you’re worried about conditions at the border, why don’t you do something about it & support @RepMikeRogersAL’s bill securing billions in humanitarian aid?” Crenshaw said in reference to a bill proposed by Rep. Mike Rogers from Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Crenshaw’s two tweets have more than 65,000 likes and 15,000 retweets.

Maybe AOC should leave this one to the adults.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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