Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was widely condemned for attacking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for comparing the Trump administration's border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps.
The New York Democrat warned President Donald Trump's immigration policies violated human rights and could lead to something far worse, and called for action to prevent another Holocaust.
"‘Never Again’ means something," Ocasio-Cortez said. "We need to do something about it.”
Cheney lashed out at the freshman lawmaker and claimed that her remarks were insulting to Holocaust victims, and hinted they were possibly anti-Semitic.
Please @AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterm… https://t.co/TOd3OsXkmq— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney)1560867925.0
Ocasio-Cortez and other Twitter users shamed Cheney for her attack.
Hey Rep. Cheney, since you’re so eager to “educate me,” I’m curious: What do YOU call building mass camps of peopl… https://t.co/AimMHbhFGw— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1560868896.0
My grandpa’s entire family was murdered in the Holocaust. I’m 100% comfortable with @AOC and anyone else referring… https://t.co/jRKeB7iuLH— marisa kabas (@marisa kabas)1560871667.0
Let me say this very clearly as the son of a Holocaust survivor: The only apology I want is from people who seek to… https://t.co/X1h4MeUdrU— David Nir (@David Nir)1560874973.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC Jew here. @AOC’s point is exactly why we say “Never forget.” The Holocaust did not begin with the… https://t.co/KWtT0Sh2GA— Bess Kalb (@Bess Kalb)1560872099.0
@KevinMKruse @HC_Richardson @Tammy_Beth @Liz_Cheney @AOC @julianzelizer Yeah, we've got pedants debating what "coun… https://t.co/2hYudwWglf— Kevin Gannon, but festive (@Kevin Gannon, but festive)1560876345.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC When my Jewish grandparents (who thankfully lived in America at the time) and their community talk… https://t.co/V67z8NFuWv— Mike Drucker (@Mike Drucker)1560875357.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC Please, Representative Cheney, do the United States a favor and do not expose your ignorance on a… https://t.co/1QtRdZLw0f— Stacey Dunn, Antifascist (@Stacey Dunn, Antifascist)1560869094.0
@dunnclan @Liz_Cheney @AOC To be fair, the Cheney family are huge experts on human rights violations ...— Yi-Long (@Yi-Long)1560869430.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC please @Liz_Cheney, daughter of war criminal-profiteer - as you are not a Jew or a member of a reb… https://t.co/TqQeLIPCiP— Betty Aberlin (@Betty Aberlin)1560869195.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC Please do yourself a favor and learn about what your father did to Iraq before commenting on Genocide #SelfAwareness— David Hogg 📢 (@David Hogg 📢)1560872331.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC The only one demeaning Jewish holocaust victims here is the heir to a war criminal family maliciou… https://t.co/oAHyadvXbE— Rebecca Pierce (@Rebecca Pierce)1560870282.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC Do us a favor, and don't try to speak for those of us who's families died in the holocaust. The ho… https://t.co/PrJZu5zm5L— ((MarkCC)) (@((MarkCC)))1560869067.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC If you bothered internalizing the lessons from the holocaust museum in DC, you would be alarmed by… https://t.co/qvnaWiQH3S— District Sentinel (@District Sentinel)1560876770.0
@Cobrahistorian @Liz_Cheney @AOC The final solution started with dehumanizing a group of people. That is what is happening today.— Naveed Jamali (@Naveed Jamali)1560872220.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC Move over Rabbi Meghan daughter of McCain, here comes Rabbi Liz daughter of Cheney! Stop speakin… https://t.co/eBtFBdiwRn— raf (@raf)1560870405.0
Liz keep the Shoah out of your mouth. Every member of the GOP-Nazi Party demeans the memory of the six million as y… https://t.co/03EyKqTHKN— Eli Valley (@Eli Valley)1560873770.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC Your dad is a war criminal, shut up literally forever.— Mass for Shut-ins (Podcast) (@Mass for Shut-ins (Podcast))1560874650.0