Doubling down on the claims she made last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now claiming that not only are illegal immigrants detained by Customs and Border Patrol being forced to drink out of toilets, but anyone who tells you differently is lying.
The right is responding to what’s been exposed at the border by denying it & saying I’m lying.
Hard to assert when the details I shared are corroborated by other members of Congress, court documents, migrant testimony, and now photos released today by the Inspector General. https://t.co/1JR8oSkk9X
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
On the heels of a visit to a Clint, Texas CBP facility, AOC posited a narrative of widespread abuse, malnourishment, and inhumane conditions aimed squarely at the Trump administration.
Outraged by these claims and seeking the truth, a group of pastors from the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference toured the same facility a few days later and reported very different conditions.
But in true AOC style, she’s the expert and not believing her makes you a Nazi.
The controversy focuses centrally around Ocasio-Cortez’s account that people were instructed to drink from toilets.
While hard for some to comprehend this, these CBP facilities are prisons, containing people that have violated the law. These facilities require funding to adequately operate and Democrats only recently have agreed to provide a portion of the requested funds.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw didn’t back down in his rebuttal:
“People like AOC are operating off of a false premise and its deliberately design to misinform the American people for her own political ends.” He continues, “Remember, first there was no crisis at all. Then it was a manufactured crisis. Then it was a crisis completely created by Trump. Then there were concentration camps. Then people are Nazis. Now she’s saying that Border Patrol agents harassed her and forced migrants to drink out of toilets? This is insanity, this is not true. There’s just no one else corroborating these kinds of reports and yet she’s using it to try and make her case that we shouldn’t have any enforcement and that we should have open borders. This is really dishonest behavior from a member of Congress.”
Everyone wants the truth, regardless of political ideology, but when ideology crafts the way you communicate the truth, people usually end up hearing what you want them to hear.
How are we to react to this revolving door of what’s really happening? We stop creating a welfare system designed to attract people who are willing to break the law to get a free piece of the pie.
Immigration is a good thing, but illegal immigration hurts the whole system and pandering to undocumented migrants to gain control is despicable.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is selling a vision of America that only serves to promote herself and certainly not American citizens, natural and naturalized.
She should be ashamed and step aside for the truth and real governance.