- AOC stretched the truth about the conditions she saw at the CBP facilities.
- Ocasio-Cortez also recently went after The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, calling for their abolishment.
- Our law enforcement institutions seem to be facing constant attacks.
On Monday representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility after it was discovered that multiple CBP officers were members of a Facebook group where members shared derogatory comments about migrants and Representative Ocasio-Cortez.
In response to this discovery Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez tweeted “9,500 CBP officers sharing memes about dead migrants and discussing violence and sexual misconduct towards members of Congress. How on earth can CBP’s culture be trusted to care for refugees humanely?”
CBP issued this statement after the discovery “Today, CBP was made aware of disturbing social media activity hosted on a private Facebook group that may include a number of CBP employees. CBP immediately informed DHS Office of the Inspector General and initiated an investigation.”
Although the group has 9,500 members, it’s not clear how many of those members are CBP officers. This fact didn’t stop the congresswoman from demonizing the entire CBP. She took the opportunity to tweet that “There are 20,000 TOTAL Customs & Border Patrol agents in the US. 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?”
The Congresswoman then proceeded to stretch the truth about the conditions she witnessed at the CPB facility. She claimed she witnessed migrants drinking from toilets, which surprisingly doesn’t seem to be completely made up, as the drinking water is often located above the toilets in many CBP facilities. On Monday she told reporters that, “In that last facility, I was not safe from the officers in that facility.” Then on Tuesday Representative Ocasio-Cortez referenced the third Reich when she referred to the facilities as “concentration camps.”
This is not the first time Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has demonized and defamed federal law enforcement agencies with the use of lies and exaggerations. In January the congresswoman said that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) has “systemically violated human rights” and later called for ICE’s abolishment.
Our law enforcement institutions seem to be facing constant attacks. The organization Black Lives Matter has held countless protests against the Chicago Police Department and other departments across the nation. Democrats in Congress recently moved to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, and now the attack is being directed at those who secure our borders. Lies and sensationalism are shaking the very foundations of America’s most trusted and necessary institutions.