Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back After Gorka Calls Her an 'Insult to Intelligent Humans Everywhere'

|
|
Posted: Nov 27, 2018 6:15 AM
Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back After Gorka Calls Her an 'Insult to Intelligent Humans Everywhere'

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka after he blasted her for making a comparison between the migrant caravan and Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.

“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, a Salem radio host, had called her comparison “disgraceful” and said she is “truly an insult to intelligent and empathetic humans everywhere.” 

“There is no genocide occurring South of our border targeting millions for death or shipping whole families to labor camps for extermination,” he wrote. 

On Sunday, the democratic socialist argued that seeking asylum is not a crime. 

“It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany,” she said on Twitter. “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.”

Gorka wasn’t the only Republican Ocasio-Cortez traded barbs with over the remarks. She also fired back at Sen. Lindsey Graham for merely suggesting she visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. to learn about the differences between the two.