Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) doesn't like the idea of a southern border wall. We all know that, and it's fine. Everyone doesn't have to support a wall.
More problematic than opposition to a U.S.-Mexico border wall are the strange reasons given for opposing it, which sometimes don't even seem to make any sense.
That brings us to Ocasio-Cortez's recent comment on Instagram Live about the wall. In her video, the congresswoman made an extremely questionable comparison.
"No matter how you feel about the wall, you know, I think it's a moral abomination," Ocasio-Cortez said. "I think it's like the Berlin Wall."
The opinion that a border wall is immoral is shared by others in the Democratic Party, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas. That stance is also quite dubious, considering how much border wall/fencing has existed for a long time without so much as a word from anyone about immorality.
The comparison of a U.S.-Mexico border wall to the Berlin Wall of the mid-to-late 20th century simply doesn't hold up to even a brief examination.
Building a wall with the purpose of preventing immigrants from entering the country except through legal ports of entry is very different than building a wall to prevent citizens from escaping East Germany. Not to mention, it wasn't just a wall keeping those people in; nearly 100 people were shot dead trying to get past it.
Ocasio-Cortez also said "the majority of the American public thinks it's a scam, a sham, a monument to white supremacy."
Here's a clip of her Berlin Wall remark, captured by the Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra:
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) says the wall is “a moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin… https://t.co/ZazJXU69vU— Ryan Saavedra (@Ryan Saavedra)1550459610.0
(H/T Hot Air)