Detention centers holding undocumented immigrants on the southern border are "exactly" like concentration camps, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in an Instagram Live video on Monday night.
The freshman lawmaker also said President Trump is a fascist, underscoring her argument that what is happening in the United States has parallels to Nazi Germany and other fascist states.
“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are," the freshman lawmaker said. “If that doesn’t bother you ... I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that ‘never again’ means something.
“The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the ‘Home of the Free’ is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it,” she added.
The freshman congressman has long made outlandish claims, but these comments seem particularly unhinged, even by her standards.