Julian Castro: I agree with 'sentiment' behind Ocasio-Cortez's 'concentration camp' comment

The self-avowed Democratic-socialist once again defend her use of the term "concentration camps" to describe the facilities, stating the "academic definition" of the camps "are targeting a community and putting them in detention camps without a trial".

"I would not use the terms that she used and imply anything else after that", he concluded.

"With this letter", he wrote, "I am formally inviting @AOC to come to Poland, where Adolf Hitler set up the worst chain of concentration camps the world has ever seen, so that she may see that scoring political points with enflamed rhetoric is unacceptable in our contemporary Western societies".

Todd continued: "After being criticized, Ocasio-Cortez tried to make a distinction between concentration camps and Nazi death camps, where the industrialized mass slaughter of the Holocaust occurred". "Eastland thought my multiracial family should be illegal & that whites were entitled to 'the pursuit of dead n--rs, '" de Blasio tweeted alongside with an image of his African-American wife and their mixed-race children.

"Mann joins such disgraces as NY socialist Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and MSNBC host Chris Hayes in their absurd and risky rhetoric that resulted in them being called out by the Auschwitz Museum", the GOP campaign group blasted while linking to a Washington Examiner article.

"They are entirely different realities", de Blasio said.

Omar (D-MN) re-tweeted a video clip on Thursday in which CNN commenter Angela Rye makes the argument that the USA is indeed on the road to having "death camps". But, at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Pelosi said she had some advice for Democrats more broadly, given "how politically charged the atmosphere is".

History is banging down the door this week with the news the Trump administration will use Fort Sill, an Oklahoma military base that was used to detain Japanese-Americans during World War II, to house 1,400 unaccompanied migrant children captured at the border.

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"The US is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are", the freshman New York Democrat said Monday night in an Instagram Live video.

Congresswoman Liz Cheney tweeted a hurried response: "Please AOC, do us all a favor and spend just a few minutes learning some actual history".

However, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action defended Ocasio-Cortez, saying that the real outrage should be directed at the Trump administration and not the congresswomen's language.

"Never Again means something", she said.

"For the shrieking Republicans who don't know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps", she tweeted Tuesday. "To take somewhere in history where millions of Jews died.and equate that to somewhere that's happening on the border.she owes this nation an apology", he said.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose jurisdiction includes Ocasio-Cortez's district, also told Todd he also feels "you can not compare" the two.

These readings of the Holocaust suggest that there are no broader lessons to be drawn from it, other than the unique persecution faced by Jews.

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