Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during questioning at a House Oversight and Reform committee hearing on facial recognition technology in government, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

 

As everyone knows, AOC joined several of her Congressional colleagues earlier this week on a visit to the border. She was aghast at what she had seen and her comments dominated the news cycle for 24 hours afterwards. AOC has become a little too full of herself these days and she is accustomed to being believed. But her over the top remarks about conditions in the facilities have led many to question her truthfulness. At best, her descriptions of facilities were gross exaggerations. At worst, they were outright lies.

Her comments are especially infuriating when you consider that she has twice voted against bills which would have provided DHS with badly needed resources.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) spoke to reporters on Tuesday at Barksdale Air Force Base and was asked about the situation at the border. He answered.

Let me be frank. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez…someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real.

She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border. She needs to go to the Holocaust Museum and see what a concentration camp is.

The problem we’re having at the border, a problem that Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has helped create, is that we have 5,000 people a day, not a week, not a month, a day coming into this country. We don’t have a place to put them.

The Department of Homeland Security is out of money and the congresswoman knows that. She says the conditions are inhumane. But yet, when we send a bill over to her to vote to improve those conditions, she voted no. Her hypocrisy is breathtaking. This is the bottom line. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes that illegal immigration is a moral good. And she believes that the border is just a nuisance and it should be open, and I don’t think that’s what America believes.

Kudos to Sen. Kennedy for speaking his mind. It’s time for this puffed up, power grabbing, attention seeking little urchin to be knocked down a peg.