Ocasio-Cortez on concentration camp remarks: Liz Cheney, GOP 'manipulating pain for political purposes'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezWar of words escalates in House McCarthy faces headaches from far-right House GOP Noncitizen voting doesn't pass this test MORE (D-N.Y.) hit back at Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyProsecutors say North Carolina woman deserves prison for bringing 14-year-old to Capitol riot Rules committee mulls contempt vote for Trump DOJ official McCarthy faces headaches from far-right House GOP 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 CrenshawGOP lawmaker fined ,000 for failing to complete House security screening Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by The American Petroleum Institute — US joins pledge to end overseas fossil funding GOP lawmakers prepare for Glasgow trip MORE (R-Texas), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyDemocratic caucus chairs call for Boebert committee assignment removal War of words escalates in House The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks up bright side beneath omicron's cloud MORE (R-Calif.) and Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingWar of words escalates in House House votes to censure Gosar and boot him from committees Pelosi on Gosar punishment: 'It's an emergency' MORE (R-Iowa).

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