As part of her sudden policy pivot to border/immigration issues, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) highlighted some photos taken during her visit to Tornillo, TX during the 2018 campaign. In the photos, which photographer Ivan Pierre Aguirre didn’t publish at the time, AOC seems to be unable to control her emotions after witnessing “that the America [she] love[s] was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them.”
I’ll never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them.
More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable.
We need to save these kids. https://t.co/HhdMqc5zML
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 25, 2019
Having a hunch that perhaps there was something deceptive going on, Tom Elliott, founder of Grabien Media, searched his company’s PhotoBank and found “alternate angle pics” that show what it was that AOC was looking at when she broke down.
Are you ready for this?
cc: @PaigeSully88 (thx for the idea)
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 26, 2019
Not a child in sight. Not a tent in sight. Not a weeping “parent” in sight.
Here they are, enlarged:
This angle is even more enlightening.
AOC staging those red lipstick-crying photos and lying about what she saw beyond the fence. As proven by this pic pic.twitter.com/cxWnP2TckX
— Paige Sullivan (@PaigeSully88) June 27, 2019
Newsweek kind of admitted that it was not at a migrant tent city…
You can see in this Newsweek photo what the view was too. Whole thing was staged. pic.twitter.com/jEMsV2QQ6w
— Paige Sullivan (@PaigeSully88) June 26, 2019
No shame. She knew full well what she was looking at when she retweeted the photographer, but chose to make it into a “Save these children, no one has been accountable” trope.