New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo bashes AOC over 'concentration camp' remarks

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo bashed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Wednesday over her controversial "concentration camp" comments last week, saying they were "wholly inappropriate."

"The Holocaust, you’re talking about a tragedy of biblical proportion and one of the greatest scourges in history. Six million Jews died during the Holocaust; there is no comparison to the Holocaust, period,” Cuomo said Wednesday at his Manhattan office before leaving for Israel on a solidarity trip.

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Cuomo added, "To draw an equivalency suggests one does not understand what happened in the Holocaust."

Ocasio-Cortez told her Instagram followers last week that the U.S. government is "running concentration camps on our southern border."

"That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said during a live-stream that was viewed by Fox News.

She has stood by her remarks but has faced backlash from members of both parties.

On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to say if she agrees with Ocasio-Cortez's comparison.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said in a statement that it "unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary."

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The Democratic governor did say the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border is "horrendous" and a human rights violation.

Fox News' Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Nick Givas contributed to this report.