The official Auschwitz Memorial Twitter account responded to MSNBC host Chris Hayes after he commented on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBiden narrowly ahead in Iowa as Sanders surges, Warren drops: poll Democrats reach cusp of impeachment Progressives hopeful for deal with Pelosi to avert showdown on drug prices MORE's (D-N.Y.) controversial comments that detention centers housing migrants are “exactly” like concentration camps.

Hayes tweeted throughout the day Tuesday about the freshman lawmaker’s comments. Tuesday morning, he responded to Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyGOP calls for minority hearing on impeachment, threatens procedural measures Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Stopgap spending bill includes military pay raise | Schumer presses Pentagon to protect impeachment witnesses | US ends civil-nuclear waiver in Iran Cruz, Graham and Cheney call on Trump to end all nuclear waivers for Iran MORE (R-Wyo.), who slammed Ocasio-Cortez for “demeaning the memory” of the Jews who died in the Holocaust and telling her to learn “some actual history.”


Hayes argued, “If you spend a few minutes learning some actual history, you will find out that concentration camps are different from death camps and have a history that both predates and extends far past the Nazis.”

In response, the memorial tweeted, “@chrislhayes Please consider following @AuschwitzMuseum where everyday we commemorate and educate about the tragic human history of #Auschwitz.”

Hayes continued to Tweet about the controversy Tuesday, saying, “Last comment on this: 'concentration camp' is an extremely charged term and I get why many people are, in good faith, uncomfortable with its application for Godwin's Law purposes among others. So let's just call them 'detention camps' and focus on what's happening in them.”

“I probably deserve the ratio but whatever the hell you call them we should be closing them. There is absolutely no reason to be detaining the vast, overwhelming majority of these people. It's unconscionable,” Hayes continued.