Ocasio-Cortez Tries to Shame GOP Rep for Using ‘Nazi Word’ – Ends Up Shaming Holocaust Survivor

Posted on June 19, 2019 7:32 am
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday fired back at a Republican lawmaker who criticized her for comparing the Trump administration to the Third Reich. She claimed her colleague, not her, had disrespected the Holocaust by using a word favored by the Nazis. 

In fact, however, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney’s reference to the Holocaust as an “extermination” of 6 million Jews was in keeping with common practice among historians, memorializers and Jewish survivors of the genocide – not to mention pretty much everyone else.

The exchange between the two lawmakers started on Twitter on Tuesday morning, when Cheney joined other conservatives in

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