Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, on Monday told her Instagram followers that the U.S. government is "running concentration camps on our southern border."
"They are exactly what they are." They are concentration camps, "Ocasio-Cortez said during a live-stream that was viewed by Fox News.
Her office did not immediately respond to the Fox News' request for comment. The freshman representative did, however, retweet a screengrab for the Q & A with a caption that praised her accessibility.
She told her followers she wants to talk to people "who 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," the Freshman Democrat continued.
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The New York representative insisted that "we are losing to an authoritarian and fascist presidency."
"I do not use these words lightly," Ocasio-Cortez continued. "I do not use these words to just throw bombs." "It's a presidency that creates concentration camps and is very difficult to say that."