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Big Surprise - Ilhan Omar Sides With AOC On 'Concentration Camp' Comments

Jeff Katz
June 22, 2019 - 11:55 am

Many Democrats have backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her comments about President Trump running concentration camps at the Southern border, but probably the least surprising is Rep. Ilhan Omar's defense of her fellow freshman congresswoman.

During an interview with Public Radio International, Omar backed AOC by saying "people are being put in camps" and criticized people that equated concentration camps and death camps.

Per Breitbart, Omar said: 

"And when you think about the definition, if we separate it from death camps, I would say these are camps and people are being concentrated in them. And so that’s the general definition. I think a lot of people are conflating what a death camp looks like or a specific removal of people. These people are coming to the border. We are removing them from the border. We are placing them in camps. Some of them are being removed from communities and being put in what we’re calling detention centers — but are essentially camps. There has to be a way for us to have this conversation without calling people names and accusing them of things when they are just having a general honest conversation on how detrimental this is."

Omar also had this to say when speaking to reporters Friday:

Shocking that an anti-Semitic member of Congress would side with someone who demeans Jews who actually suffered in the Holocaust. Go figure.