Man who attacked ICE facility repeats Ocasio-Cortez’s rhetoric in manifesto

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A man who recently attacked an ICE facility, could have been inspired by the rhetoric of New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

According to the attacker’s manifesto, which was released Monday, the man repeatedly used Ocasio-Cortez’s language. He called migrant detention centers “concentration camps” at least four times and endorsed John Brown, who staged an armed attack on a U.S. federal arsenal back in 1859.

Ryan Saavedra on Twitter

Here is the video where Ocasio-Cortez singlehandedly started the “concentration camps” lie about immigrant detention facilities. https://t.co/F2MmZ8y2dT

The attacker, identified in local media as 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen, attempted to cause an explosion outside an ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday. He was shot dead by authorities, and has since been designated as a domestic terrorist.

The man reportedly identified himself as a member of the left-wing extremist group know as Antifa. Meanwhile, Ocasio-Cortez has yet to condemn the attack even after being repeatedly asked for her input by the media.

The Rebel on Twitter

@AOC refuses to condemn the Antifa attack on the Tacoma ICE center; refuses to tell @TheRealKeean if her inflammatory comments about “concentration camps” radicalized the attacker. https://t.co/YOjn0yL032

Read the full manifesto here.