Vice President Mike Pence slammed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) trivialization of the Holocaust on Monday while speaking at the Christians United for Israel summit in the nation’s capital.
“We must never allow the memory of those lost in the Holocaust to be cheapened as a cliche to advance some left-wing political narrative,” Pence said. “Sadly in recent weeks, that’s exactly what some Democrats have done in the national debate. Last month, a leading Democrat in Congress actually compared our U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facilities to concentration camps. And her allies in Congress, the Left, and the media shamefully came to her defense.”
Although he did not use her name, Pence was clearly referring to Ocasio-Cortez, who falsely claimed in June that the Trump administration was operating concentration camps on the southern border.
“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border and that is exactly what they are,” Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed in an Instagram live video. “They are concentration camps. And, um, if that doesn’t bother you, I don’t, I don’t know, I like, we can have, okay whatever.”
Ocasio-Cortez directly compared the immigration detention facilities to Nazi concentration camps when she referenced “Never Again” — an unmistakable reference to the Holocaust.
“To compare the humane work of dedicated men and women of Customs and Border Protection with the horrors of the Holocaust is an outrage,” Pence continued. “The Nazis took lives. American law enforcement saves lives every day.”
“Make no mistake about it, this slander of law enforcement was an insult to the six million killed in the Holocaust,” Pence added. “And it should be condemned by every American of every political party everywhere.”
Pence concluded: “I promise you: President Donald Trump will always honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and he will always honor the service of the brave men and women of law enforcement.”