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