Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toured migrant detention facilities Monday and tweeted her findings, accusing Customs and Border Protection officers of acting “physically and sexually” threatening towards her.
AOC continued with more outlandish accusations, insisting that detainees were forced to drink out of toilets. Witnesses accounts of the day, however, tell a different story.
Other reports are surfacing, claiming that the self-righteous Democratic socialist “screamed” at law enforcement agents in a “threatening manner” during the visit.
The Washington Examiner’s Anna Giaritelli wrote in a report:
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., screamed at federal law enforcement agents ‘in a threatening manner’ during a visit to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in El Paso, Texas, Monday afternoon and refused to tour the facility, according to two people who witnessed it.”
“13 other House Democrats as well as their aides were in the room. I’m told only Rep. Ocasio-Cortez reacted in this manner,” she added.
The job destroying congresswoman from New York decided to step out and visit migrant shelters near El Paso. She subsequently reported her findings to her 4.59 million Twitter followers, thoroughly thrashing and undermining the CBP.
“Just left the 1st CBP facility.
I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me.
Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets.
This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress,” she said in one tweet.
She then went on to say:
“Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities.
It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress.
I brought it up to their superiors. They said “officers are under stress & act out sometimes.” No accountability.”
Ocasio-Cortez decided to ignore the argument for additional funding for the facilities that would provide CBP the ability to create more bed space and make the facilities more suitable.
“This has been horrifying so far,” she continued. “It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem. We’re talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals.”
AOC’s description of the migrant centers comes on the tail of a recent ProPublica story, detailing an offensive private Facebook group with what it claims are thousands of former and current Border Patrol agents as members.
Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents apparently joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility in Texas on Monday and posted a vulgar illustration depicting Rep.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant, according to screenshots of their postings.
CBP took immediate action, condemning this behavior and reassuring that it does not align with their values or core beliefs.
“These posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see—and expect—from our agents day in and day out,” U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost said.
“Any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable,” Provost added.
The CBP in general is a good agency that serves to protect the American people and our borders. A few bad eggs in a large pool of agents should not be looked at as proof of anything to the contrary.
As for the migrant centers, it’s disgusting that AOC is exaggerating the conditions to advance her own political agenda. We should not expect anything more , however, from these sick and twisted modern day Democrats.