The man said to have charged an ICE facility with homemade bombs and a rifle before being shot dead by police invoked AOC’s “concentration camp” rhetoric in his manifesto.
Who: Willem van Spronsen, the dead commie, invoked AOC’s language.
What: “In these days of fascist hooligans preying on vulnerable people on our streets, in the name of the state or supported and defended by the state, in these days of highly profitable detention/concentration camps and a battle over the semantics…” Van Spronsen said in the document.
When: Van Spronsen was killed early Saturday morning in an apparent attempt at martyrdom for the anti-fascist cause.
Where: Tacoma, Washington.
Why It Matters: The freshman congresswoman sparked two weeks of furor after calling the ICE detention camps “concentration camps.” This website wondered yesterday whether her rhetoric inspired this man to commit his act of terror. The answer, at least partly, is yes.
The Rundown reported:
AOC has spent weeks ratcheting up her rhetoric against ICE and its agents, accused them of running “concentration camps” for detained migrants. After a visit to one of the detention facilities, she claimed – without evidence – that detainees were being forced to drink water out of toilets. Earlier this week, she instructed illegal aliens on how to avoid being arrested by ICE, which is set to begin raids this weekend to deport 2,000 illegals with final deportation orders. Friday, during House testimony, she complained that American flags were flying over ICE detention facilities, only for one flag at a Colorado facility to be torn down and replaced with a Mexican flag hours later.
The media often points fingers at right-wingers when someone commits a heinous crime that
could have been politically motivated. Will it do the same to AOC?