On his daily Facebook Live video podcast “The Ben Shapiro Show” Thursday, host and Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire Ben Shapiro blasted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for comparing migrants on the southern border to Jewish victims fleeing the Holocaust as “disgusting,” “insulting.”
“Comparing migrants at the southern border to Jewish victims of the Holocaust is not only disgusting, it’s insulting historically, intellectually on every level,” stated Ben Shapiro.
“Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.
“It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.
“It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.
“It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.
“And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America.”
Below is a transcript of Ben Shapiro’s comments from his show on Thursday:
“And this does have an interesting relationship with the left’s view of anti-Semitism generally. So, in this context, I bring up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Now, every time I bring up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I do so with this proviso: the reason I am talking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is because she has been appointed by the media and many on the left as a thought leader for the Democratic Party. I’m not picking— It’s not like I just pick random congress people out of a hat. It’s not like I’m just— There are 435 of them. It’s not like I’m just, ‘You know what? Let’s talk about some weirdo from like from Kansas today.’
“Okay? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a national figure. She was made a national figure and a face of the party by the media. When the face of your party is associating with open anti-Semites like Linda Sarsour, when the face of your part is has embraced everyone associated with the boycott-divest sanctions movement, which Isanti-Semitism – the idea that people should not buy products from Israel and that every product from Israel should be labeled basically with a Jewish star so that people can not buy.
“Okay? Alexandria— But then Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she does all this, right? She supported the Iran deal. She is a routine basher of Israel. Right? She spent a long time bashing Israel. We’ll get to her past comments in a second. She has said she is not in favor of a two-state solution. She told Haaretz, which is the anti-Israel, Israeli newspaper, back in – this would have been July – that she didn’t know whether she was in favor of the two-state solution. She said, maybe there should be a one-state solution, which means the abolition of the state of Israel. Right? She said all of this, clearly.
“And then she tweets out stuff like this:
“There is a picture from NBC News of that migrant family running away from teargas.
“She says, ‘Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime.
“‘It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany.
“‘It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda.
“‘It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria.
“‘And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America.’
“Comparing migrants at the southern border to Jewish victims of the Holocaust is not only disgusting, it’s insulting historically, intellectually on every level.”