Controversial Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) took a defensive swipe at Rep. Steve King (R) after the Iowa congressman called her past claim that detained illegal aliens were drinking out of toilets “FakeNews.”
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez visited an El Paso, Texas detention center several months back and reported that illegal aliens being detained complained that they were forced to drink out of toilets.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 5, 2019
Rep. King tweeted a video of himself visiting the same cell Ocasio-Cortez visited and drank water from the same sink/toilet configuration affixed against the wall, saying that the water he drank tasted “pretty good.”
Ocasio-Cortez took issue with the video and King’s tweets, responding with her own tweet calling him an “anti-immigrant” who risked contracting “pink eye to show off that they didn’t do the reading.”
“There is a genre of videos where GOP House members – who clearly didn’t read sworn testimony that detention sinks were broken- filming themselves drinking out of toilet sinks,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to King.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have explained the allegations detainees have made about drinking out of a toilet.
Here a Tucson, Arizona Border Patrol agent drinks out of the same drinking fountain/toilet that Rep. Steve King drank out of at a similar facility in Texas.