Ramos Shields Ocasio-Cortez From Scrutiny Over Concentration Camp Comparison

NewsBusters | 6/26/2019 | Staff
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Univision anchor Jorge Ramos shields U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) from her remarks comparing immigrant detention centers to Nazi concentration camps, in what is his most recent and most blatant instance of AOC fandom.

If you thought that last week’s effusive praise of AOC’s appearance on ABC’s This Week was the apex of media cheerleading then you, dear reader, thought wrong. In the clip below, Ramos praises AOC for not backing down from her outrageous comparison of migrant detention centers to concentration camps, and bemoans the “harsh reaction” these remarks earned over the course of “a very intense week” for the freshman firebrand.


JORGE RAMOS, HOST, AL PUNTO: This has been a very intense week for 29-year-old Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She received a great deal of criticism after saying that detention centers for the undocumented are like concentration camps. But she didn’t back down. She also continues to push for an impeachment process against President Trump, with whom she sometimes exchanges Twitter attacks. Prior to her arrival in congress, I had the opportunity to speak to her extensively in her district, in Queens and in the Bronx, in New York, and there we discussed her five big ideas. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

U.S. REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): The United States is running concentration camps on our Southern border, and that is exactly what they are. A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist.

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RAMOS: These remarks triggered harsh reactions from several groups that condemned her words. For example, Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney wrote: 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.

It is important to note that a significant portion of Rep. Cheney’s tweet was omitted...
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