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In Tweet Rebuking Steve King, AOC Accidentally Reminds People of Her Party’s Tolerance for Anti-Semitism

Posted at 11:00 am on June 24, 2019 by Sister Toldjah

In the aftermath of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY-14) absurd comparison of border detention centers to Nazi concentration camps last Monday night, the freshman Congresswoman has received a number of invites to visit actual concentration camps in order to educate herself on the vast differences between the two.

One such invite came from a Holocaust remembrance group called “From the Depths”, who posted a letter to her on Friday inviting her to take time during her summer break to visit Auschwitz for a guided educational tour:

A Holocaust commemoration group on Friday invited Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to tour the Nazi death camp Auschwitz with a 93-year-old survivor.

Jonny Daniels, the founder of From the Depths, wrote the open invitation to the progressive freshman asking her to participate in the educational tour during her summer recess from Congress.

From the Depths president Edward Mosberg, a Holocaust survivor, would travel with her for the tour, which includes visits to the Auschwitz-Birkenau, Mauthausen and Majdanek concentration camps.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA-4), who is not high on anyone’s list in Congress these days, posted a link to the story about the invite and encouraged Ocasio-Cortez to take the group up on their offer:

.@AOC I went to Auschwitz & Birkenau with Eddie Mausberg & Jonny Daniels with In the Depths. I went with a deep understanding of the Shoah and had a profound personal experience. Please accept their offer. https://t.co/9tjqgdP6N5

— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) June 23, 2019

AOC responded, and in the process accidentally reminded people not just of her party’s growing tolerance for anti-Semitism within their ranks, but also her own:

Mr. King, the Republican Party literally stripped you of your Congressional committee assignments because you were too racist even for them.

My Jewish constituents have made clear to me that they proudly stand w/ caged children who are starved, denied sleep & sanitation.

Bye 👋🏽 https://t.co/TQkaPEESoD

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 23, 2019

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In Tweet Rebuking Steve King, AOC Accidentally Reminds People of Her Party's Tolerance for Anti-Semitism

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In at least one regard, she’s right. Not only did the House GOP rightly strip King of all his committee assignments, but he was also overwhelmingly rebuked by the House by name.

But her tweet also brings to mind how House Democrats – at AOC’s urging – not only refused to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) by name over her repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes, but they passed a watered-down “anti-hate” resolution instead of one specific to anti-Semitism and let her keep her assignment on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

In other words, she wasn’t punished at all for her reprehensible comments.

Reminding AOC of her party’s blatant duplicity – as well as her own – on calling out specific members for their hate speech needed to be done:

Meanwhile, you're a raging apologist for your anti-Semitic BFFs in Congress and your buddy Omar is still on a key Congressional committee. But do tell us again about how you and your party are listening to the Jewish community, hon. 🙄 https://t.co/4oLkyZaA1t

— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) June 23, 2019

Later, for no other apparent reason other than pure spite, Ocasio-Cortez tagged Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on the conversation:

Hey @Liz_Cheney, you’re the GOP Conference Chair – perhaps you should come collect your colleague before more members of your caucus start saying the quiet parts loud

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 23, 2019

No doubt she’s still fuming over Cheney taking her to task last week, but did you catch Ocasio-Cortez’s insinuation that she believes there are more Republican members of the House who (secretly?) have the same affinity for white nationalism King does?

This insinuation, I should remind everyone, is coming from a virtue signaling queen who has made repeated excuses for the anti-Semitic actions and words not just of Omar but also of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13). Furthermore, her Democratic Socialist party endorses the anti-Semitic BDS movement. So pot, kettle and all that.

In one of her last tweets on the matter (for Sunday, anyway) AOC went the dishonest route by pretending it was King who issued the invite to visit Auschwitz, not the “From the Depths” group:

The last time you went on this trip it was reported that you also met w/ fringe Austrian neo-Nazi groups to talk shop.

So I’m going to have to decline your invite. But thank you for revealing to all how transparently the far-right manipulates these moments for political gain. https://t.co/TQkaPEESoD

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 23, 2019

Daily Wire‘s Ryan Saavedra called her out on it:

AOC declines an invite to visit concentration camps from a Holocaust remembrance group led by a Holocaust survivor

AOC says this is "the far-right" attacking her "for political gain"

The group invited her after she falsely claimed CBP facilities were "concentration camps" pic.twitter.com/IJrmg3hR8R

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 23, 2019

Let’s review re: AOC: An apologist for anti-Semitic Democrats? Check. Disgustingly appropriating the Holocaust for political gain? Check. One of the biggest hindrances to alleviating the humanitarian crisis at the border? Check. Insincere about solving the problem? Check. Dishonest to the core? Check.

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