AOC Accuses Border Patrol of ‘Systematic Cruelty’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) toured migrant detention facilities Monday and tweeted her findings, accusing Customs and Border Protection officers of acting “physically and sexually” threatening towards her.
Tweeting that CBP officers were “physically & sexually threatening” to her, AOC wrote, “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.” She added that female detainees complained of their treatment as “psychological warfare.”
“This has been horrifying so far,” she continued. “It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem. We’re talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals.”