Ocasio-Cortez on concentration camp remarks: Liz Cheney, GOP 'manipulating pain for political purposes'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez calls for Kavanaugh to be impeached Why are we turning a blind eye to right-wing incitement of violence? Bill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 MORE (D-N.Y.) hit back at Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyLiz Cheney says world is more stable, 'safer' under Trump Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate Overnight Defense: Afghanistan tops foreign policy issues at Dem debate | Erdogan says he'll discuss missile sale with Trump | US again challenges Beijing's claim to South China Sea MORE (R-Wyo.) in the ongoing battle between the two lawmakers that was ignited after Ocasio-Cortez said last week that the detention centers holding undocumented immigrants were "concentration camps."

“Reminder: the member who directly + explicitly compared concentration camps on our border to the Holocaust was *Liz Cheney.* The horrors of the Holocaust went beyond the use of concentration camps, yet camps were part of the process. They have also been used before and after,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram Live appearance last week. 

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“If that doesn’t bother you ... I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something,” she added.

“Never again” is a phrase commonly understood to mean preventing the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust from being repeated. 

Cheney took issue with the comparison, tweeting, “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.” 

Later on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez called out “shrieking Republicans” for equating “concentration camps” and “death camps” 

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

She also specifically responded to Cheney, tweeting, “Hey Rep. Cheney, since you’re so eager to 'educate me,' I’m curious: What do YOU call building mass camps of people being detained without a trial? How would you dress up DHS’s mass separation of thousands children at the border from their parents?"

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have weighed in on Ocasio-Cortez’s comments over the last week. Other GOP lawmakers have pushed back on Ocasio-Cortez's invocation of “concentration camps,” including Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawCan Carl DeMaio save the California GOP? Crenshaw-AOC battle puts spotlight on lending guns to a friend Ocasio-Cortez to Crenshaw: 'Why on earth' would you lend your handgun to friends? MORE (R-Texas), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyTrump touts Washington Post story on GOP support Pence extends olive branch to Cummings after Trump's Baltimore attacks Marijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis MORE (R-Calif.) and Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingOcasio-Cortez rips Steve King after he shares video drinking from toilet-fountain hybrid at border Steve King says he drank from toilet at detention center Steve King jokes about China forcing Muslims to eat pork MORE (R-Iowa).

The Hill reached out to both Ocasio-Cortez's office and Cheney’s office.