Just as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared her latest alarming claim about conditions in detention centers for illegal migrants crossing into the US, President Trump insisted on Monday that his administration still plans to carry out the mass ICE raids of migrants who have been given notices to leave the country.
As the controversy balloons over a Facebook group where border patrol agents reportedly shared sexually explicit depictions of AOC - including a cartoon allegedly showing her sucking off a migrant - AOC accused border agents of carrying out "psychological warfare" against detained migrants, whom AOC claimed were forced to drink toilet water.
There are 20,000 TOTAL Customs & Border Patrol agents in the US.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
9,500 - almost HALF that number - are in a racist & sexually violent secret CBP Facebook group.
They’re threatening violence on members of Congress. How do you think they’re treating caged children+families? https://t.co/AfDB50cgHQ
Just left the 1st CBP facility.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me.
Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets.
This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.
Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress.
I brought it up to their superiors. They said “officers are under stress & act out sometimes.” No accountability.
After I forced myself into a cell w/ women&began speaking to them, one of them described their treatment at the hands of officers as “psychological warfare” - waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
Tell me what about that is due to a “lack of funding?”
Now I’m on my way to Clint, where the Trump admin was denying children toothpaste and soap.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019
This has been horrifying so far. It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem. We’re talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals.
AOC's latest twitter rant follows reports that agents used a secret Facebook group to share lewd posts about her another far-left progressive Democrat. CBP said it was aware of the group and was investigating the matter, while Trump said Monday that he was unaware of the situation.
But "Sandy from the Bronx" wasn't the only Dem to make the salacious claim about migrants drinking from toilets. California Rep. Judy Chu made a similar claim, while Pennsylvania Rep. Madeleine Dean said conditions at the detention centers were "far worse than we ever could have imagined," according to Bloomberg.
And just as she can take criticism, AOC proved during this trip that she can dish it out, too. According to a reporter from the Washington Examiner, AOC "screamed" at federal law enforcement agents during the trip "in a threatening manner."
SCOOP: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., screamed at federal law enforcement agents “in a threatening manner” during a visit to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in El Paso, Texas, Monday afternoon and refused to tour the facility, according to two people who witnessed it.— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) July 1, 2019
All three lawmakers traveling with a group organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to visit detention centers in El Paso and Clint, Texas, and do some investigating following a series of reports about the lack of access to "safe and sanitary" conditions in both towns.
During a televised press conference at Clint, AOC was ambushed by Trump supporters.
The uproar has caused border agents in El Paso to warn about the risk of riots by migrants being held in the overcrowded cells. According to Reuters.
Border Patrol agents "remained armed in the holding areas because of their concerns with the overcrowding that potentially could result in volatile situations (riots etc.)" or hunger strikes, the documents attached to the Office of Inspector General report revealed.
Meanwhile, according to CNN, Trump said he expects massive raids to round up migrants who have been issued notices to leave the country will be carried out soon after this weekend's Fourth of July holiday, which could pair nicely with Trump's promised but still not fully planned "Salute To America" military parade.
Trump shared his latest thoughts on the crisis at the border during an interview Monday from the Oval Office.
“They spend billions of dollars on the census, and you’re not allowed to ask whether somebody is a citizen?” Trump says on his fight to delay the 2020 census.— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) July 1, 2019
“There’s a big difference to me between being a citizen of the U.S. and being an illegal” pic.twitter.com/K61x4yIAvG
In a tweet last weekend, Trump delayed the raids - planned for 10 major American cities - for 2 weeks "at the request of Democrats," ostensibly to give them time to try and hash out "a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems" with Republicans.
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
Last week, the House passed a $4.6 billion aid package intended to ease the "humanitarian crisis" at the border, despite opposition from both Nancy Pelosi and Trump.
But once the raids happen, imagine how AOC and her band of far-left progressives will react? This could be the push that sends her over the edge in openly calling for revolution.