WATCH: Democratic Presidential Hopeful “Smuggles” Phone Inside Border Facility To Record Video
While we still see Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continuing her battle with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Democratic presidential hopeful Joaquin Castro has decided to get involved as well when he “smuggled” a phone into one of the CBP facilities and posted on Twitter what he found.
The two have teamed up in an effort to show how bad they believe the conditions to be inside of these facilities
Ocasio-Cortez said in a series of tweets, “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.”
“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.”
This moment captures what it’s like for women in CBP custody to share a cramped cell—some held for 50 days—for them to be denied showers for up to 15 days and life-saving medication. For some, it also means being separated from their children. This is El Paso Border Station #1. pic.twitter.com/OmCAlGxDt8
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 1, 2019
The showers at Clint Border Patrol Station. pic.twitter.com/z0ATi67q1i
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 2, 2019
CBP officials are saying that what they’re saying is nothing but lies and are even calling to release the full footage.
The Daily Wire reports,
CBP officials have pushed back strongly against her accusations. As The Daily Wire reported, one of the officials who has refuted her claims is National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd, who spoke with Breitbart News Tonight. Ocasio-Cortez’s inflammatory claims, including that she was “threatened” by CBP officers, he said, are “false.”
“I’m calling on CBP to release that footage so they clearly show that she was treated with the utmost dignity and respect,” said Judd. “Let the cameras speak,” he stressed. “The cameras will prove her wrong and they will prove that she is being false.”
“Nobody is forced to drink out of a toilet and nobody is told to drink out of a toilet,” Judd said of the Democrat’s repeated claim. “It’s completely and totally a baseless and ridiculous allegation and frankly it needs to be investigated and she needs to be exposed.”
“She gives absolutely no contexts to these allegations that she is making and by not giving context she is trying to paint a false narrative and a false picture and she needs to be held accountable for that,” he said.
Here’s the thing, no one made them come. They voluntarily came to this.
If these were so torturous like AOC says calling them “concentration camps”, then why are they coming to them by the tens of thousands per month on their own volition?
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