- The Washington Times - Monday, June 24, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ripped Rep. Steve King Saturday for his white nationalist comments after he suggested she tour a Nazi death camp following her comparing migrant detention centers to concentration camps.

The Iowa Republican tweeted an article about a company called From the Depths, misstated by Mr. King as In the Depths, offering Ms. Ocasio-Cortez a tour of the infamous Holocaust death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

“.@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,” Mr. King tweeted.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, did not take kindly to the suggestion and fired back by attacking Mr. King’s record of stirring controversy with remarks about the changing demographics in the U.S.

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,” she tweeted.



She also called on Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican and the GOP caucus chair, to “come collect your colleague before more members of your caucus start saying the quiet parts loud.”

Mr. King said a quote in a January newspaper interview was misinterpreted where he equated “white nationalism” and “western civilization.”.

Regardless Republican leadership stripped Mr. King of all of his committee assignments, a stunning rebuke in response to his white nationalist comments.

A spokeswoman for Ms. Cheney said the “House GOP leadership stripped Mr. King of his committee assignments” and added that “he was condemned by name in a resolution on the House floor.”

“Meanwhile, Democrats continue to spew vile anti-Semitic sentiment and their leadership encourages it. Maybe Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democratic socialists should give the GOP approach a try,” spokeswoman Ali Pardo added in an email to The Washington Times.

Ms. Cheney was also one of the first Republicans to call for Mr. King’s resignatio

Mr. King equated “white nationalism” and “western civilization” in a newspaper interview in January. He said the quote was misinterpreted.

Republican leadership stripped Mr. King of all of his committee assignments, a stunning rebuke in response to his white nationalist comments.

 

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