Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing criticism for quoting Eva Perón, also known as Evita.
Evita, the wife of Juan Perón, was the first lady of Argentina in the mid-20th century.
She died young and left a divisive legacy, with some recalling her as a champion of the working class and others as someone who helped enable a demagogue who repressed political freedoms.
Juan Perón was also a Nazi sympathizer and helped war criminals, including those who played an intricate role in the Holocaust, escape to Argentina after World War II.
Historians debate the extent to which Evita was involved in or agreed with her husband’s Nazi ties. But Ocasio-Cortez is being bashed by people on all ends of the political spectrum for quoting her.
Ocasio-Cortez quoted Evita in tweets responding to a nickname President Donald Trump reportedly claimed to have given her when first noticing the progressive star on TV as she ran for office.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing some online backlash for quoting Eva Perón, also known as Evita, due to the fact her husband was a Nazi sympathizer who aided war criminals after World War II.
The New York Democrat quoted Evita in tweets, responding to a …read more
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