Witness: Ocasio-Cortez Berated Agents During Border Patrol Facility Visit

Witness: Ocasio-Cortez Berated Agents During Border Patrol Facility Visit

Witness: Ocasio-Cortez Berated Agents During Border Patrol Facility Visit

De facto Speaker of the House Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and presidential candidate Joaquín Castro are self-promoting opportunists. There’s nothing either won’t do, or say—in their best pandering accents—if they think it will 1) vault their names into the news cycle, and 2) advance their political careers. And they did just that yesterday afternoon while visiting a border patrol facility—their preconceived notions of “concentration camps” in hand—and things reportedly progressed just as you might imagine:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., screamed at federal law enforcement agents ‘in a threatening manner’ during a visit to a Border Patrol facility in El Paso, Texas, and refused to tour the facility, according to two people who witnessed the incident.”

“A group of 14 House Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez, and their aides kicked off their visit to the region at about 11 a.m. MST Monday at the El Paso Station on Hondo Pass Drive.”

“The group was standing inside the station near an area where migrants are held when Ocasio-Cortez left them to sit inside a nearby holding area with a family as the other lawmakers and aides were briefed on station operations.”

“’She comes out screaming at our agents, right at the beginning [of the tour] … Crying and screaming and yelling,’” said one witness who said he was stunned by the outburst in front of approximately 40 people.”

Oh. So she refused to tour the border patrol facility…but that didn’t stop Ocasio-Cortez from megaphoning her outrage anyway (AOC’s at around 14:07 in case you can’t stomach the rest of the feigned fury):

Sigh. As is typical of the Left, Ocasio-Cortez conflates illegal aliens with “immigrants.” By the way, do you know what’s truly “unconscionable,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez? Encouraging children—through legislation, policies, and your own calls to ignore the very laws your legislative body helped pass—to make a dangerous journey across a desert filled with perils one can only imagine, so that you can grow the Democrat voter base, collateral damage in the form of human suffering and death be damned.

But back to the border patrol facility (she didn’t tour): Ocasio-Cortez accused agents of telling “migrants” to drink out of “toilets.”

Except, according to David Martosko of DailyMail.com, the facilities all look like this:

And given that she refused to tour the border patrol facility, how would she know if the entire facility had inoperable water dispensers, or if it was simply one inoperable sink that she then blew up into yet another screed about “concentration camps?” Or maybe…she’s just a well-dressed fibber. I’m calling BS. And so is the CBP.

And while we’re on the subject of screeds, what might explain her tear-stained blow up? Perhaps a private FaceBook group reportedly comprised of former and current border patrol agents and others who said some pretty vile things regarding illegal immigrants and members of Congress that you can read about here.

Now, I’m not condoning calls for abuse or sexual objectification of any kind. That said, when you can’t do the job for which you were hired because Congress is too busy politicizing the issue, and you are daily vilified by the very people who put in place the laws you can’t effectively uphold…

..and by their slanderous CHIEFS OF STAFF…

…would you not be a little steamed, too, and maybe say things in a private chat group that you wouldn’t say in a public forum? But as is her custom, Ocasio-Cortez—grabbing the victim reigns—unfairly paints an entire agency with the brush of menacing sexual predation.

And might I add: Ms. Ocasio-Cortez—who refuses invites to educational activities that might challenge her protracted ignorance—admits she was just too darned busy…bartending (?)…to rant and rave about the border chaos during the Obama Administration’s eight years (and what’s your excuse for remaining silent, Representative Castro?). But suddenly, when election season is ramping up, the crisis is urgent—after it wasn’t—when she needs to get her victimized self, and the “abused immigrant children” narrative, in front of a camera.

Which begs the questions: Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, how many of these children, many of whom have arrived in the custody of drug mules and human traffickers, are you housing in your ritzy D.C. apartment? How much of your six-figure income have you contributed to help ease the burdens on our border patrol agents, those same agents who put their lives on the line every day, and take money from their own pockets to purchase supplies, the very same men and women whose salaries are but a fraction of yours? How many border state residents have you talked with to get their perspective on the negative impacts of the flood of humanity illegally crossing our borders every day? And how many Angel Moms, whose children’s lives were stolen from them by an illegal immigrant, have you met with? I suspect I know the answers. You’re dedicated to helping about as much as you live your “Green New Deal” proposals, am I right?

Remember, Ocasio-Cortez was one of a small but noisy group of Congressional fist-pounders who last week wanted Speaker-in-Name-Only, Nancy Pelosi, to jettison a bill providing funding for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. But if she’s so concerned about the conditions she decries as deplorable, then why would she call for voting against funding to help alleviate them? Simple: she’s a self-serving opportunist who cares only about advancing the narrative that the Trump Administration, Border Patrol, Homeland Security, and the whole of the Republican party are racist and anti-immigrant, and she’ll exploit anyone and anything to advance her open borders/one-party rule goal. And that includes demonizing law enforcement, and exploiting children—who make the dangerous trek across a scorching desert full of predators both animal and human—for the carrots that our legislators, “sanctuary city” politicians, and activist judges have selfishly dangled.

Ocasio-Cortez, Castro, and every other congressional Democrat could fix the nightmare at our southern border tomorrow. If they wanted to. If they’d shut their traps for a moment and listen to the needs outlined by the agencies tasked with securing our nation and pass legislation that mirrors it. But they don’t want a remedy. Instead, the sad, and inexcusable, reality is…they’d much rather have the ongoing issue to screech about—like they did yet again yesterday—than to solve the crisis that’s devastated so many lives, both of those entering our country illegally, and of those who all-too-often become prey to the evil that sneaks in beside them. And that is the polar opposite of compassion.

 

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  • zenman says:

    Even worse…

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/aoc-screamed-at-border-patrol-agents-in-threatening-manner-during-tour-witnesses

    The agent on scene said the congresswoman misrepresented why a person in custody had drunk from a toilet.

    “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.

    A Border Patrol official familiar with the sector’s media and congressional visits said the city’s congresswoman, Veronica Escobar, has been through stations “15 times” but did not respond in the same way as her colleague on Monday. Later in the visit, the first official said Escobar “yelled” at El Paso Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Hull about its care of detainees.

    “We’ve never hidden anything from her,” the official said.

  • GWB says:

    unfairly paints an entire agency with the brush of menacing sexual predation
    The word you’re looking for there is SLANDER.
    And I think she should be sued. She can’t be arrested (maybe) for it, but she might be open to a slander/libel lawsuit by the officers association.

  • CountMeAmused says:

    End birthplace citizenship. The 14th never authorized same. If Congress passed legislation, it would be upheld.

  • amr says:

    I don’t know if in her previous life before Congress that she was a liar, but because of the number of proven lies she has spoken since coming to Congress, I can’t believe anything she says. Most Democrats fit that model, unfortunately.

    • Jodi Giddings says:

      Agreed. And far too many Republicans either engage in same, or do nothing to push back. Where are all the cries from Congressional Republicans crying BS?

  • Jack Scarpon says:

    LOVE THESE PEOPLE WHO REBUFFED THE DEMON RATS LIARS TO THEIR UGLY FACE!!
    THESE ARE TRAITORS TO THIS COUNTRY AND SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM CONGRESS RIGHT NOW!!

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