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 GorkaJohn Kelly was always doomed to fail as chief of staff Trump is right about Saudi Arabia: strategic concerns are paramount Ocasio-Cortez blasts Gorka: 'We’re on the right side of history if you’re my opposition' MORE after he called her “an insult to intelligent … humans everywhere.”

Ocasio-Cortez drew backlash, mainly from some allies of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAustralia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israeli capital, won't move embassy Mulvaney will stay on as White House budget chief Trump touts ruling against ObamaCare: ‘Mitch and Nancy’ should pass new health-care law 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.”