As we reported yesterday, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded to be sworn in before giving testimony about what she saw when she visited border detention facilities. It was such an “unusual” request that even Democratic Chairman Elijah Cummings thought it slightly over the top. What’s more, a congresswoman (or anyone else for that matter) testifying before a House Committee doesn’t have to be sworn in; it’s already illegal to lie in those circumstances.
There’s only one reason why AOC wanted to take the oath: for dramatic effect. This wasn’t meant to help anyone else; it was merely to raise her own profile. Sad. Pathetic. Ridiculous.
To make matters even worse, the radical New York congresswoman then proceeded to repeat her accusation:
UPDATE: @AOC, after her unusual request of asking to be “sworn into” her House testimony on migrant conditions, preceded to brazenly lie about children drinking out of toilets.
Reminder: Those toilets are designed to not contain water and only fill when flushed. pic.twitter.com/qfMXWyE8c7
— Boomieleaks (@Boomieleaks) July 12, 2019
“When these women tell me that they were put into a cell,” she said, “and that their sink was not working, and we tested the sink ourselves and the sink was not working, and they were told to drink out of a toilet bowl — I believed them.”
There is one minor problem with that accusation: Border Patrol said in a statement that it is not true. The toilets in those centers are purposefully designed not to contain water. They only fill when they’re flushed. AOC has to know this too, but she repeats this malicious accusation nonetheless and even pretends to believe the women who (supposedly, let’s be honest about that too) told it to her.
There’s no way around it: AOC is truly the single most despicable member of Congress. This woman will, literally, sell her own mother if doing so helps raises her profile. She truly is ruthless.
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Ocasio-Cortez accused Border Patrol of telling children to drink out of toilets. It has been updated to reflect that she made the claim about women, not children. The earlier version also accused the congresswoman of lying. While Border Patrol disputes Ocasio-Cortez’s account, we don’t know for certain that she was lying, therefore the article was updated to note that she made an accusation.