Ocasio-Cortez: Trump’s ‘violent rhetoric’ is putting ‘millions of Americans in danger’

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump’s ‘violent rhetoric’ is putting ‘millions of Americans in danger’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Daily Caller screen grab)

Says the woman whose own violent rhetoric (think “Nazi-run concentration camps on the border”) has inspired one act of violence against Americans and has become the rallying cry of leftists extremists whose actions could jeopardize millions more.

I am referring in the first instance to Willem Van Spronsen, the deranged 69-year-old Antifa member who was taken down by police bullets last Saturday after he attempted to set fire to an immigrant detention facility in Tacoma, Wash. As The Washington Times reported:

In a three-page document posted on Seattle TV station KIRO’s website, Willem Van Spronsen … accused the U.S. of running “concentration camps” on the border.

… Van Spronsen, 69, declares early on in his manifesto that “evil says concentration camps for folks deemed lesser are necessary. the handmaid of evil says the concentration camps should be more humane,” using a term usually reserved for Nazi Germany’s death camps, but introduced in the border-security debate last month by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

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He also mocked people criticizing Ms. Ocasio-Cortez for intellectual sloppiness, referring to “these days of highly profitable detention/concentration camps and a battle over the semantics.”

When confronted with Van Spronsen words, Ocasio-Cortez not only refused to own some responsibility for his crazed actions but, along with her “Squad,” refused to condemn them.

Van Spronsen’s act of “martyrdom,” as Antifa calls it, has emboldened the group. Yesterday an Antifa “army” was captured marching on UC Berkeley:

If this group of misfits carry out  large-scale acts of violence, as they have been threatening for some time, will Ocasio-Coretz acknowledge her hand in their actions? Or will she spend her time continuing to assail the president for the emotionally charged climate she is helping to foment?

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."