You can hear straight from Ilhan’s mouth. It’s likely AOC will have similar reasoning:
I couldn’t stop laughing this episode. It was excellent.
I didn’t see a comparison in the first place. I think there is indeed space to both critique somone and empathize with their victimization.
Did you read his actual story? It puts the OP’s comments into context.
oh this great. and so is the other one. they act like brother and sister.