Lindsey Graham Accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of Comparing Migrant Caravan to the Holocaust


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) scolded Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for what he said was comparing the migrant caravan to the Holocaust in a tweet on Monday.

In a Sunday evening tweet, the soon-to-be-congresswoman wrote the following:

“Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. 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.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet drew the ire of the South Carolina Senator.

“I recommend she take a tour of the Holocaust Museum in DC,” Graham wrote on Monday. “Might help her better understand the differences between the Holocaust and the caravan in Tijuana.”

Ocasio-Cortez and Graham have both left little room for interpretations about their positions on this topic. Each has been active on Twitter over the past 24 hours articulating their views.

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