On social media Sunday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), who had previously referred to migrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” equated them with “torture facilities.”
Ocasio-Cortez was responding to an ABC News report which featured a physician who witnessed a migrant detention center in person and compared the conditions to “torture facilities.” The doctor also described them as “worse than jail.” AOC agreed.
“Remember when the Bush administration bullied media into using their devised term ‘enhanced interrogation’ instead of the accurate term ‘torture?’ Well, waterboarding was torture. And these are concentration camps. Journalism should be about the truth. And this is the truth,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.