Where’s the Proof? AOC Makes Bizarre Comment that Illegals ‘Forced to Drink Out of Toilets’ in Detention Facilities at Southern Border

  • Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez toured a southern border facility and claimed that women immigrants are “forced to drink out of the toilets” and face abuse and mocking at the hands of guards.
  • AOC said that all of the migrants were being mistreated and were “forced to drink out of toilets” while guards laughed at their hardships in front of her.
  • AOC also claims that she went inside of a cell and “spoke with a woman who claimed the guards were practicing psychological warfare on them by interrupting their sleep and calling them ‘whores.’”
  • Earlier on Monday, AOC tweeted about Customs and Border Patrol Agents mocking her and detained immigrants in a private Facebook group that included crude and vulgar jokes.
  • AOC tweeted: “Just left the 1st CBP facility. 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.”
  • She added: “Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities. 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.”
  • AOC described the atmosphere as a “violent culture” and said this “isn’t about a few bad eggs” but a systemic problem.
  • On Monday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus took 21 lawmakers to tour three detention facilities in and around El Paso.
  • Rep. Veronica Escobar tweeted: “There is no doubt that Congress must do something. But in order to create smart and humane immigration and border policies we must understand as much as possible about the border. Today my @HouseDemocrats colleagues will have that opportunity.”

Reference Links

  • Fox: AOC claims women at border facility being forced to drink ‘out of toilets’ after tour READ
  • Business Insider: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused border patrol officials of forcing migrant women to drink out of toilets while detained READ
  • Politico: Secret Border Patrol group under fire for targeting migrants, Ocasio-Cortez READ
  • El Paso Times: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Women in CBP facility face ‘psychological warfare’ from officers READ

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