Ocasio-Cortez blasts Gorka: 'We’re on the right side of history if you’re my opposition'

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) blasted former Trump aide Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaNikki Haley responds to Gorka: 'I did' tell Trump of concerns about Kelly and Tillerson Jeff Sessions calling Alabama lawmakers about 2020 Senate bid Trump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' MORE after he called her “an insult to intelligent … humans everywhere.”

Ocasio-Cortez drew backlash, mainly from some allies of President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE, after comparing Central American migrants seeking asylum to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.

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“You were forced out of the Trump Admin for saying white supremacists were 'not the problem' days before Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville killed 3 people,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted at Gorka. “Pretty sure we’re on the right side of history if you’re my opposition.”

“This is not about atrocity. It’s about how we get there,” she added.

Gorka, who left the White House in August 2017, called Ocasio-Cortez’s original comments “disgraceful.”

“There is no genocide occurring South of our border targeting millions for death or shipping whole families to labor camps for extermination,” he wrote. “You truly are an insult to intelligent and empathic humans everywhere.”

Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday criticized the United States’ treatment of asylum-seeking migrants at the border, tweeting: “Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.”

“It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany,” she wrote. “It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America.”