Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently visited border facilities and created a massive uproar by claiming Border agents were forcing immigrants to drink from toilets.
The freshman representative was immediately busted by Customs and Border Patrol police that stated: “They’re drinking potable water from the sink attached to the toilet. It’s what you would find in every municipal jail in the United States.”
The allegations made by AOC have created massive outrage. If we take her at her word, illegal immigrants are, among other things, being told to drink water out of their toilets.
AOC has no proof of this other than what she was told by some of the female illegal immigrants at the holding facility. She claimed a member of her party tried to use the sinks attached the toilet, which are standard issue in prisons, and they were unworkable.
When she asked the women in the detention center about it, they stated when they asked the guards to fix the problem, they were told to drink the toilet water.
Needless to say, this is repulsive and immediately brought the wrath of human rights groups throughout the country.
Additionally, at least one presidential candidate has already outlined a plan that would virtually eliminate detention centers of any kind for illegal immigrants.
AOC’s description of the facilities was pushed back against considerably. Border agents on duty at the facility described AOC as being overly aggressive and shouting at agents upon her arrival.
AOC’s own statements at times contradict what she stated to the media and on Twitter about her visit. There were also several reports that she did not even visit some of the areas she claimed to in her comments.
AOC and her fellow Democrats have been attacking Border Patrol and ICE for quite some time now. Is this yet another attack to get to her ultimate goal or is there any truth to the accusations she made?
For now, the general consensus seems to be she exaggerated conditions and made up accusations to suit her own narrative.
Regardless of whether she is telling the truth or not, though, this story is getting considerable traction and the media is eating up every bit of it.