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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Klopp AOC about ‘concentration camp’ remarks

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo hammered Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, Wednesday, on their controversial “concentration camp” comments last week, said they were “totally inappropriate.”

“The Holocaust, you talk about a tragedy of biblical proportions and one of the greatest scourges in history. Six million Jews died in the Holocaust; there is no comparison to the Holocaust, period,” Cuomo said on Wednesday in his Manhattan office before leaving for Israel on a trip of solidarity.

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Cuomo added: “the drawing of equivalence suggests that an understanding of what happened in the Holocaust.”

Ocasio-Cortez told her Instagram followers last week that the US-run government is “a concentration camp on our southern border.”

“That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a live-stream was viewed by Fox News.

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She was confronted by her remarks but has a counter-reaction from members of both parties.

On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to say whether she agrees with Ocasio-Cortez-is-comparison.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, said in a statement that it “rejects clearly efforts to the creation of analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary.”

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The democratic Governor did say that the situation on the U.S. Mexico border “appalling” and a violation of human rights.

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Nick Givas contributed to this report.

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