Former ICE director Tom Homan blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) after her embarrassing appearance on MSNBC during which she attacked Immigration and Customs Enforcement and blamed them for migrant deaths at the border.
Homan didn’t hold back.
From Daily Caller:
“Every time she opens her mouth she’s wrong,” Homan said. “Supposedly she went to college in Boston. She must be an embarrassment to that institution. She needs to do her homework.”
Ocasio-Cortez appeared on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” Tuesday following President Donald Trump’s Oval Office speech saying ICE has “systematically violated human rights” and should have their funding pulled.
“First of all, no child died in ICE custody. That was a different agency. That was the border patrol,” Homan continued. “They did everything they could do to save that child’s life. Alright? That child was in bad shape.”
How could she not know that at this point? Or is it that she simply wants to spread misinformation?
There’s no evidence yet that Border Patrol did anything wrong and the father actually declined medical attention for the child at one point.
And Ocasio-Cortez, while blaming Trump for funding ICE’s actions, didn’t seem to understand that she and Congress are responsible for funding ICE and that in fact she voted for funding ICE in one of her first votes five days ago when she voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security.
Homan said if Ocasio-Cortez wanted to blame anyone, she should blame Democrats for refusing to fix the loopholes that encourage illegal entry that are causing people to come with children thinking that gives them a better chance of getting in and staying.
They have to come over an incredibly long journey often without sufficient resources and at risk from smugglers. As DHS has noted, many are now coming in sick.
Homan also noted how much ICE is actually involved in helping people by removing human rights violators and criminals, including from New York City which Ocasio-Cortez represents the 14th District.
“When you talk about human rights violations does she realize ICE has arrested and removed hundreds of human rights violators in this country including Nazis and people that commit war crimes in certain parts of Europe? We actually arrest a lot of human rights violators,” Homan said.
“And she ought to be saying thank you. She’s from New York. ICE agents have arrested and removed thousands of criminals from the streets of New York, that were released from sanctuary jails that she supports. So a thank you would be nice rather than misinformation that she always puts out.”
Facts. But Ocasio-Cortez is too busy blaming ICE for something in which they aren’t even involved.