Multiple U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials responded to salacious claims made by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday about her visit to a CBP detention facility.
Ocasio-Cortez repeatedly claimed without evidence that CBP officials told detained female migrants to drink from the toilet while Ocasio-Cortez was present. Then, when pressed by a reporter if she actually heard a CBP official say that, Ocasio-Cortez refused to answer.
Multiple CBP officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told the Washington Examiner and the Daily Mail how Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) acted inside the facility and say that she distorted the entire situation.
A border agent who was there told the Examiner: “So this is what happened with the migrant and drinking water from toilet: She wanted water, didn’t know how to use the faucet in the cell, and drank from the toilet. She never told AOC that we made her drink from the toilet. AOC, of course, changed it … This was when she [the migrant] was apprehended and brought into the facility.”
Daily Mail editor David Martosko tweeted out a photo from inside a CBP detention that showed a toilet that was connected to a sink that states: “potable water.”
The Daily Mail reported: “But a CBP official said Monday in the early evening that plumbing fixtures at the locations Ocasio-Cortez visited are standard-issue jail appliances with sinks that dispense safe drinking water attached to toilets in a single unit.”
“Of course that’s what we have,” a CBP official told the Daily Mail. “No one is drinking toilet water. They’re drinking potable water from the sink attached to the toilet. It’s what you would find in every municipal jail in the United States.”
Ocasio-Cortez confirmed in a tweet that the photo of the toilet that Martosko posted was the type of toilet that was in the facility.
A witness who was at the facility described Ocasio-Cortez’s behavior toward CBP officals as being “threatening,” saying that she was “crying and screaming and yelling.”
A second CBP official described one of Ocasio-Cortez’s outbursts, telling the Examiner that the 29-year-old “[said] something under her breath, ‘Oh, all these guys in here are gonna f*** me.'”
“The agents are standing there behind the computers,” the official continued. “One of the agents laughed at something he was saying to another agent, and she got irate and flipped out. Now they’re under investigation for it. She took it as they were laughing at her and screams at them and says, ‘What’s so funny?'”