Ocasio-Cortez on concentration camp remarks: Liz Cheney, GOP 'manipulating pain for political purposes'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezPhiladelphia mayor: Trump would 'go to hell' if he had to go back to where he came from Republicans scramble to contain Trump fallout The four Republicans who voted to condemn Trump's tweets MORE (D-N.Y.) hit back at Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyCheney blasts Ocasio-Cortez over DHS dissolution Ocasio-Cortez suggests she's open to dissolving Homeland Security Pennsylvania Republican expected to replace Amash on Oversight 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 CrenshawLiberal think tank: GOP paid parental leave proposals are too narrow Racial politics roil Democratic Party Hillicon Valley: Trump rails against 'terrible bias' at White House social media summit | Twitter hit by hour-long outage | Google admits workers listen to smart device recordings MORE (R-Texas), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHouse Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting Democrats erupt over Trump attacks Hillicon Valley: Twitter says Trump 'go back' tweet didn't violate rules | Unions back protests targeting Amazon 'Prime Day' | Mnuchin voices 'serious concerns' about Facebook crypto project | Congress mobilizes on cyber threats to electric grid MORE (R-Calif.) and Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingYoung Turks reporter tricks Steve King into tweeting about 'A Few Good Men' villain Holocaust survivor who offered to tour Auschwitz with Ocasio-Cortez calls for her to 'be removed from Congress' Liz Cheney hits back at Ocasio-Cortez over concentration camp comments: 'This isn't model Congress' MORE (R-Iowa).

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