Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) is facing backlash today after remarks she made during an Instagram Live video Monday night in which she declared that Trump is a “fascist authoritarian” who is “running concentration camps” on our southern border.

The Hill reports:

The freshman lawmaker also said President Trump is a fascist, underscoring her argument that what is happening in the United States has parallels to Nazi Germany and other fascist states.

“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are,” the freshman lawmaker said. “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.

“The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the ‘Home of the Free’ is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it,” she added.

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Ocasio-Cortez labeled the situation in the U.S. as “a crisis” over whether “America will remain America … or if we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency.”

“I don’t use those words lightly. I don’t use those words to just throw bombs. I use that word because that is what an administration that creates concentration camps is,” she said. “A presidency that creates concentration camps is fascist, and it’s very difficult to say that.”

Watch video of her remarks below:

What Ocasio-Cortez said sounds kinda like the incitement she routinely accuses her critics of engaging in, doesn’t it?

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) called out the utter absurdity of AOC’s claim:

AOC then doubled down on the stupid, asking Cheney what she would call the detention centers:

Asked and answered:

Yep.

There’s absolutely something AOC can do about this, though – but she and other shamelessly opportunistic Democrats in the U.S. House who are using the border crisis as a political football refuse to:

Sen. Mitch McConnell plans on calling the Democratic party’s bluff on this issue next week. I can’t wait.

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