Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continues to face criticism from her colleagues following what appears to have been deliberately misleading statements — also known as lies — that the congresswoman recently made about conditions at detention centers for illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Now, one GOP senator even believes he knows where Ocasio-Cortez gets her information from: “Voices in her head.”
The theory was offered this week by Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), who decided to join his colleagues in condemning Ocasio-Cortez’s choice to liken the detention centers at the border to Holocaust-style concentration camps, according to the Washington Examiner.
“Let me be frank,” Kennedy began, “Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez — someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real.”
Kennedy went on to point out what, to him, looks like blatant hypocrisy.
“She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border,” Kennedy said of AOC.
The senator added that Ocasio-Cortez herself is partly to blame for conditions at the border.
“The Department of Homeland Security is out of money, and the congresswoman knows that,” he said. “She says the conditions are inhumane. But yet when we send a bill over to her to vote to improve those conditions, she voted no. Her hypocrisy is breathtaking.”
Other Republican lawmakers have disputed the allegations Ocasio-Cortez made after her recent trip to detention centers, including that those being held are forced to drink toilet water.
The likes of Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) aren’t being fooled by AOC.
“She’s getting bolder with her lies on this,” Crenshaw said on Fox News. “This is what’s actually happening and this is what the American people need to understand: People like AOC are operating off of a false premise, and it’s deliberately designed to misinform the American people for her own political ends.”
Still, Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t backed down one inch. She maintains that her allegations are backed up by “other members of Congress, court documents, and migrant testimony.”
But can we really believe a word that comes out of her mouth?