Ocasio-Cortez Claps Back at Steve King and Liz Cheney After King Urged Her to Go to Auschwitz

King's trip to Auschwitz was controversial as he met with members of a 'far-right Austrian party with historical Nazi ties' while on the trip

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democrat of New York) looking on during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, April 10, 2019.
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Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clapped back at controversial Republican Congressman Steve King on Twitter after he urged her to accept an invitation to visit a Nazi concentration camp.

King tweeted on Sunday, “.@AOC I went to Auschwitz & Birkenau with Eddie Mausberg [sic] & Jonny Daniels with In the Depths [sic]. I went with a deep understanding of the Shoah and had a profound personal experience. Please accept their offer.”

Edward Mosberg, honorary president of From the Depths (a Holocaust remembrance group), on Friday invited Ocasio-Cortez to visit Auschwitz after she ignited a heated debate about the use of the term “concentration camp” to describe migrant detention centers in the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez was quick to point out the hypocrisy of King’s tweet as King had recently been stripped of committee assignments and condemned by his fellow Republicans for white supremacist comments.

Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter in reply to King, “Mr. King, the Republican Party literally stripped you of your Congressional committee assignments because you were too racist even for them.

My Jewish constituents have made clear to me that they proudly stand w/ caged children who are starved, denied sleep & sanitation.

Bye [] ”

King’s trip to Auschwitz itself was also controversial as he met with a 'far-right Austrian party with historical Nazi ties' while on the trip. Ocasio-Cortez added, "So I’m going to have to decline your invite. But thank you for revealing to all how transparently the far-right manipulates these moments for political gain."

Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted at Liz Cheney, chairwoman of the Republican conference, writing, “Hey @Liz_Cheney, you’re the GOP Conference Chair - perhaps you should come collect your colleague before more members of your caucus start saying the quiet parts loud.”

Cheney and Ocasio-Cortez had previously sparred over Ocasio-Cortez calling Trump detention facilities “concentration camps,” with Cheney urging the Democrat to educate herself.