Her meltdown comes after she claimed that female migrants were being forced to drink water from toilets while in custody.
One witness claims, “She comes out screaming at our agents, right at the beginning [of the tour] … Crying and screaming and yelling. The agents, they wanted to respond, but they held back because she’s a congressional delegate. But when you have someone yelling at you in a threatening manner … They were like, ‘Hey, you need to kinda step back.’”
The Congresswoman was visiting the El Paso border facility with roughly a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and reportedly refused to tour the facility and instead stayed with a family in custody.
Ocasio-Cortez seemed to respond to reports of her outlandish behavior last night, taking to Twitter and writing, “To these CBP officers saying they felt ‘threatened’ by me – They were literally discussing making a GoFundMe for an officer who attacked my on my tour. They confiscated my phone, and they were all armed. I’m 5’4″. They’re just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior.”
And to these CBP officers saying they felt “threatened” by me –
They were literally discussing making a GoFundMe for an officer who attacked my on my tour.
They confiscated my phone, and they were all armed. I’m 5’4”.
They’re just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
Speaking to reporters outside the facility, Ocasio-Cortez said “There’s abuse in these facilities…this was [CBP] on their best behavior and they put them in a room with no running water and these women were being told my CBP officers to drink out of the toilet. They were drinking water out of the toilet….this is CBP on their best behavior.”
However, when a reporter followed up asking if the Congresswoman actually witnessed anyone drinking from a toilet, the congresswoman conveniently rolled up her window and drove away:
Ocasio-Cortez on her CBP facility tour: “These women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet. They were drinking water out of the toilet”
Reporter: “Did you see somebody actually do that?”
AOC rolls up her window and refuses to answerpic.twitter.com/eovjpDfYgk
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 1, 2019