Dick Cheney's daughter continued to receive ferocious backlash after she falsely claimed that Donald Trump's tent cities are not "concentration camps."
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) demanded Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) learn history -- while revealing she knew little -- during a Twitter outburst.
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are. … ‘Never Again’ means something ... we need to do something about it," Ocasio-Cortez noted.
"Please AOC do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history. 6 million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust. You demean their memory and disgrace yourself with comments like this," Cheney argued.
"What do you call building mass camps of people being detained without a trial?" Ocasio-Cortez asked. "How would you dress up DHS’s mass separation of thousands [of] children at the border from their parents?"
Eight hours later, Ocasio-Cortez again dunked on the Wyoming Republican.
"Also Liz Cheney, the fact that you employed the horrifying word 'exterminated' here (co-opting the language of the oppressor) tells us that it’s you that needs to brush up on your reading," Ocasio-Cortez wrote. "Hope you enjoy defending concentration camps. I won’t back down fighting against them.
Ocasio-Cortez also retweeted several people attempting to explain the reality to Cheney:
@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
For those criticizing @AOC’s remarks on U.S. concentration camps, this sworn court declaration from last year is fr… https://t.co/YGuL359jcl— Adam Klasfeld (@Adam Klasfeld)1560871598.0
@AOC GOP seems to be embracing the "it's not as bad as Auschwitz" defense for their concentration camps on the bord… https://t.co/vLsrqbBLAQ— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1560869259.0
@Liz_Cheney @AOC .@Liz_Cheney, don’t speak for me or my Jewish ancestors. In fact, @AOC is correct. You don’t under… https://t.co/vcs9NJUmc0— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub)1560870887.0
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
As historian of fascism & Holocaust, I would also call these centers concentrations camps. As a Jewish person who l… https://t.co/Rx4tke5GT3— Finchelstein (@Finchelstein)1560895380.0
Ah yes, because history knows that people who run concentration camp systems almost always acknowledge to the publi… https://t.co/SEvvTd2ddR— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1560898554.0
This video was from 1 year ago this week - before my primary & the Fox News cycle. I flew to the concentration cam… https://t.co/dqUecf3WWo— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1560896642.0
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
Also @Liz_Cheney, the fact that you employed the horrifying word “exterminated” here (co-opting the language of the… https://t.co/w5y7nP1Dty— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1560897407.0