The feud continues between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that sparked after the congresswoman compared U.S. detention centers for detained illegal immigrants to concentration camps.
McCarthy initially slammed Cortez over the concentration camp comparison and said that America deserves an apology from her for taking it such an extreme.
When pressed on his response, Cortez tried turning the tables on McCarthy after she told reporters that he should actually be the one doing the apologizing.
Ocasio-Cortez said, “Well, I think he should apologize for the deliberate conflation and attack on these terms. I think he should apologize for the conditions that he’s supporting at the border. He should apologize to the children that have been separated from their parents. He should apologize for his support for widespread human rights abuses.”
“That’s what he should apologize for,” she continued. “And until he stops supporting the dehumanizing conditions on our border, I will not apologize for holding him to account for it.”
McCarthy took to Twitter and fired back a truth bomb at Ocasio-Cortez.
He stated, “You and other Democrats have blocked funding 17 times for humanitarian aid at the border.”
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“Want to end the crisis? Fund the Department of Health and Human Services and Build The Wall,” McCarthy concluded. See Below
Kevin McCarthy’s Official Tweet
You and other Democrats have blocked funding 17 times for humanitarian aid at the border. Want to end the crisis? Fund @HHSGov and #BuildTheWall. https://t.co/WzT5BQhoHr
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) June 21, 2019