NY Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Border Patrol agents are forcing migrants to drink out of bathrooms and live below different extreme conditions — whereas the officers sit back and snicker.
The New York lawmaker was visiting several migrant detention centers scattered along the southern border on Monday with other congressional Democrats following stories of horrible conditions and repeated sexual assaults.
She added, “I brought it up with their superiors. They stated ‘officers are under stress & act out .” No accountability.”
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that she “pressured” herself right into a cell with a bunch of female migrants and started talking to them.
The freshman legislator was planning to go to detention facilities in Clint — the place where the Trump administration “was denying youngsters toothpaste and soap,” she mentioned.
A CBP official denied the bathroom accusations on Monday, insisting that the locations AOC visited have standard jail-type appliances with sinks that dispense safe consuming water hooked up to bogs in a single unit.
Ocasio-Cortez has accused border patrol agents of making threats to her life on social media — claiming a “secret Facebook group” of 9,500 officers mentioned making a GoFundMe to hurt her and the other Dems throughout their visits Monday.
California Rep. Judy Chu, was among the many congressional leaders who visited the facilities with AOC and also backed up what she saw on Twitter.
Monday’s visit was met with outrage from local Trump supporters, who have been caught on video heckling the Democratic lawmakers in each English and Spanish as they attempted to hold a press conference.
Ocasio-Cortez, who spoke on the presser, obtained advised to “return to New York City” at one point.