Ilhan Omar Backs AOC, Infuriates Jews After Explaining Why Border Facilities Are "Concentration Camps" 

Rep. Ilhan Omar has once again poked the hornet's nest, backing fellow congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who said that the white house is operating "concentration camps" on the US-Mexico border. 

When asked by a reporter if she agreed with AOC, Omar defended the comments using a literal description of 'concentration camps' - saying "There are camps and people are being concentrated,” adding "This is very simple. I don’t even know why this is a controversial thing for her to say.

Prominent Jewish leaders did not take kindly to Omar's remarks.

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) tweeted on Friday that AOC and Omar "prefer mass hysteria & false comparisons over pursuing bipartisan fixes/progress." 

Former New York Democrat Assemblyman Dov Hikind tweeted on Friday "For those who know @Ilhan well by now could have bet with precision that it was only a matter of short time before she would follow @AOC in distorting Holocaust history for political gain!" In a followup, he said that Omar is invited to go on an educational tour of Nazi concentration camps. 

Major GOP donor Dan K. Eberhart tweeted: ".@IlhanMN already has a history of incredibly insensitive and anti-Semitic remarks, so of course she would support @AOC's incredibly offensive and intellectually dishonest "consecration camps" remarks."

Recall just three months ago House Democrats almost censured Omar over two remarks considered anti-Semitic, only to pivot and turn the resolution into a general "anti-bigotry" vote. She now sits on the Black-Jewish Congressional caucus on which Rep. Zeldin also sits.

Ocasio-Cortez sparked controvery during a Monday evening instagram video in which she casually compared the border crisis to the holocaust, drawing wide condemnation from Jewish groups and others. 

As we noted on Wednesday, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York slammed AOC - writing in a Tuesday statement: "We are deeply disturbed by the language used in your recent Instagram live video which seeks to equate the detention centers on America's southern border with Nazi-era Concentration Camps." 

On Saturday, she doubled (or is it tripled?) down.