Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is alleged to have burst out in rage during a recent visit to the southern border.
In a highly-emotional trip to assess the conditions within immigrant detention facilities, the outspoken politician claimed that women were being forced to “drink out of toilets,” – something that has been categorically denied by Brian Hastings, the deputy chief of Border Patrol.
During the course of touring the detention centers, the Democrat reportedly became extremely aggressive with border agent staff.
“She comes out screaming at our agents, right at the beginning [of the tour] ... Crying and screaming and yelling," one witness said, according to the Washington Examiner. “The agents, they wanted to respond, but they held back because she’s a congressional delegate. But when you have someone yelling at you in a threatening manner … They were like, ‘Hey, you need to kinda step back.’”
AOC took to Twitter later to respond: “To these CBP officers saying they felt ‘threatened’ by me – They were literally discussing making a GoFundMe for an officer who attacked my (sic) on my tour,” she wrote.
“They confiscated my phone, and they were all armed. I’m 5’4”. They’re just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior."
And to these CBP officers saying they felt “threatened” by me -— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
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.
An explosive report at a ProPublica also revealed that a group of border agents had set up a secret Facebook group in which they posted sexually explicit and threatening messages about the congresswoman and made vulgar remarks about the immigrants they are tasked with looking after.
“9,500 CBP officers sharing memes about dead migrants and discussing violence and sexual misconduct towards members of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted after news of the group broke. “How on earth can CBP’s culture be trusted to care for refugees humanely?”
Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost immediately responded, calling the posts "completely inappropriate."
"These posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see — and expect — from our agents day in and day out," she said, according to Fox News. "Any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable."
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