The Democrats sure can pick ’em. Their latest crop of Congresscritters who just do not seem to have their stuff together includes the now notorious middle class pretending to be tough from the Bronx known as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her antics are now out doing Maxine Waters, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Shelia Jackson Lee and any number of other warm bodies installed in Congress for votes. AOC, as she’s come to be known, is spouting all sorts of crap that makes no sense.
And just about everyone has noticed.
Latest case in point: The Democratic socialist from New York took to the MSNBC airwaves to discuss Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which (and we’re sure you already know this, but just for the record) is very different from the U.S. Border Patrol, the uniformed law enforcement arm of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
“The president should not be asking for more to an agency that has systematically violated human rights,” she said of ICE. “The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency at all, because right now, what we are seeing is death. Right now, what we are seeing is the violation of human rights,” she said.
She added: “The one thing the president has not talked about is the fact he has systematically engaged in the violation of human rights on our border.”
Just one tiny problem with that.
On Wednesday, former acting ICE director Thomas Homan ripped the 29-year-old former bartender who was sworn into Congress last week, calling her an “embarrassment” to her alma mater Boston University.
“It’s incredible. Every time she opens her mouth she’s wrong. She supposedly went to college in Boston, she must be an embarrassment to that institution,” he said. “She needs to do her homework. First of all, no child died in ICE custody. That was a different agency, that was the Border Patrol. And they did everything they could to save that child’s life,” he said. “That child [was] in bad shape.”…
“You want to blame somebody for deaths in custody? Then blame the Democrats [who] refuse to close the loopholes that use these families to come in the first place,” Homan said.
“When you talk about human rights violations, does she realize that ICE has arrested and removed hundreds of human rights violators from this country, including Nazis and people that committed war crimes in certain parts of Europe?”
Then Homan added: “She ought to be saying thank you. She’s from New York. ICE agents have arrested and removed thousands of criminals from the streets of New York … So a thank you would be nice rather than misinformation that she always puts out.”
It would be nice, but the misinformation is exposing her for what she is. And, yes, we out on the fruited plain are going to continue to call her out on it to highlight the good the people in law enforcement do.
WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers impassioned response to President Trump’s address: “The president should be really defending why we are funding [ICE] at all … right now, what we are seeing, is death.” pic.twitter.com/4Al4GLWUvB
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 9, 2019