Yesterday, I reported on some pretty wild claims that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made regarding an El Paso based CBP detention facility. You can read that full write up for details.
Essentially, she made two accusations that set off a firestorm: That the guards were physically and sexually threatening her and that women were being ordered to drink out of toilets. As usual when dealing with AOC, nothing she said was actually true. In reality, the Congresswoman never even toured the facility. Her side of the story has morphed several times overnight, but what we’ve arrived at is that no woman was ever asked to drink out of a toilet and that AOC is now saying she feared the guards wouldn’t protect her, a complete reversal from saying they were threatening her. Which is odd, because that means she’s insinuating the detainees are dangerous, something we’ve been assured isn’t possible.
The entire thing is just a mess and I’m sure more details will come out as the day rolls on.
As it stands, some CBP agents are speaking out about what actually happened.
“Something under her breath, ‘Oh, all these guys in here are gonna f–k me.’ The agents are standing there behind the computers. One of the agents laughed at something he was saying to another agent, and she got irate and flipped out,” the second Border Patrol official said. “Now they’re under investigation for it. She took it as they were laughing at her and screams at them and says, ‘What’s so funny?’”
Screaming at people and thinking everyone in the facility wants to have sex with her seems normal.
In regards to the story AOC told about being ordered to drink from the toilet? That didn’t happen.
“So this is what happened with the migrant and drinking water from toilet: she wanted water, didn’t know how to use the faucet in the cell, and drank from the toilet. She never told AOC that we made her drink from the toilet. AOC, of course, changed it … This was when she [the migrant] was apprehended and brought into the facility,” according to the agent.
When pressed on whether she actually saw someone drink from a toilet, this was AOC’s response.
Ocasio-Cortez on her CBP facility tour: “These women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet. They were drinking water out of the toilet”
Reporter: “Did you see somebody actually do that?”
AOC rolls up her window and refuses to answerpic.twitter.com/eovjpDfYgk
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 1, 2019
Let me translate that rolled up window for you. She lied by completely misrepresenting a story, framing it as something she witnessed despite clearly not doing so and now thinks she can simply ignore responsibility for that. Given the bias in our media and the cult-like behavior of her followers, she’s probably right. The narrative she put out there originally will go far and wide while the truth will remain relatively obscure. That’s both morally disingenuous, but also dangerous. Whipping up this kind of hate for law enforcement rarely ends well.
Never one to let anything go, AOC is now out there making more accusations of victim-hood. She posted this last night.
And to these CBP officers saying they felt “threatened” by me –
They were literally discussing making a GoFundMe for an officer who attacked my on my tour.
They confiscated my phone, and they were all armed. I’m 5’4”.
They’re just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
So now she was attacked on her tour by CBP agents? What is she talking about? We don’t know because it’s yet another vague, unbelievable allegation with no details, facts, or evidence presented. Also, are we supposed to be outraged that they made her follow the rules by turning in her phone? That’s done for many reasons, one being the protection of agents from retaliation by putting pictures of them out in the public.
But she’s of average height for a woman and a Congressional member so rules shouldn’t apply to her I guess. None of this makes sense.
The conditions at these facilities certainly are not ideal, but neither is crossing the border illegally and asking an overwhelmed agency to take care of you. There are limits to what can realistically be done. None of these facilities were ever designed to hold the number of people they currently have. That could be somewhat alleviated if certain Congressional members gave them the full funding they need while fixing our abused asylum laws.
Instead, politicians like AOC would rather refuse any aid and help while simultaneously staging clearly planned photo-ops. That’s not caring about these people. It’s using them as pawns.
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