Ocasio-Cortez called “dishonest” over detention center “spin”

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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.

“No way was @AOC objectively honest in her #FakeNews spin about the border,” he wrote of the congresswoman’s assertion about subpar conditions. “Clickbait for Snowflakes!”-tweeted King

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.

Border Patrol

 



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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com