Skip to comments.AOC tears into Trump for 'manufactured' border crisis at emotional hearing on migrant detention
Posted on 07/12/2019 11:02:59 AM PDT by Kaslin
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tore into what she called the Trump administrations policy of dehumanization and stood by claims that detained migrants were told to drink out of toilet bowls at a fiery and emotional hearing about the migrant crisis at the border that featured the New York lawmaker and her freshman allies.
The House Oversight Committee hearing Friday on child separation included a host of high-profile witnesses. Among them were the freshman Democratic lawmakers -- known informally as the "Squad" -- who recounted their recent visit to the border, which itself became a flashpoint in the already raging debate over the migrant surge, poor conditions at detention centers and who's to blame.
At the hearing, Ocasio-Cortez maintained: This is a manufactured crisis because the cruelty is manufactured.
The lawmaker -- who demanded to be sworn in before her testimony despite Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., noting this was not normally done -- said that blame was not to be placed on border agents, but on the Trump administration. She took aim at senior adviser Stephen Miller.
"It is a policy of dehumanization implemented by this executive administration made at the feet of Stephen Miller that creates a tinderbox of violence and dehumanization where hurt people hurt people," she said.
Testifying next, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, broke into tears as she recalled what she saw at the border, and also scolded President Trump and others for using the phrase illegal immigrants.
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If AOC and her party were really upset at this “manufactured” crisis they’d stop manufacturing it.
Buy us a wall and fund its enforcement.
Rep. Tlaib referred to Trump as a
The Honorable Member from NY is an idiot.
Newt called AOC “viciously dishonest “ because of the way she voted against funding humanitarian aid and then went to the border and made a fuss.
Not sure if this politics thing is going to work out for her, but she’s quite the actress, theater might be her real calling.
What did she swear on when she was put under oath - a stack of cocktail napkins?
Keep this insane moron talking — great for 2020.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: “It Pains Me To Say This,” But Trump Was Right About Asylum System
“Democrats might hope that the out-of-control situation at the southern border undermines Trump’s image among his base as a tough guy who can tackle immigration. But they should be careful. It could actually work to the president’s advantage.”
Foreigners have no right to just show up and expect to be admitted, nor do they have the right to just break in or overstay visas.
These people are illegal aliens.
Our laws must be enforced and these people must be returned to their own country.
They are NOT immigrants.
Immigrants are people who apply for, pay for, wait for and comply with the documents that make them immigrants.
He manufactured all those people? She just doesn’t get it. Like talking to a rock.
Watched while I was listening to Varney on FBN, no questions allowed by committee members, what a crock.
So says the dumb broad that staged pictures of her crying outside of a parking lot.
Her brain is a real, not manufactured, crisis.
Porn. AOC does DC.
Fixed. I might watch as long as they didn't let her talk.
Make up your mind, Miss Crazy Town. Either there is a crisis of there isn’t, not both.
There certainly is a crisis, BTW.
Wait, those cages have toilets and water???