Yeah, that Brain Hastings guy does not exactly fill me with confidence that the Border Patrol is taking these allegations seriously.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Border Patrol agents were telling migrants in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities to drink out of toilets.
During a Monday visit to CBP facilities in Southern Texas, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Just left the 1st CBP facility. I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me. 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.”
The freshman lawmaker was on a trip to visit migrant detention centers with more than a dozen other House members Monday, The Washington Post reported. The trip was organized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and it included stops in El Paso and Clint, Texas.
Ocasio-Cortez also shared that CBP officials said “officers are under stress & act out sometimes.”
She added, “After I forced myself into a cell w/ women&began speaking to them, one of them described their treatment at the hands of officers as ‘psychological warfare’ – waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc. Tell me what about that is due to a ‘lack of funding?’ “
Ocasio-Cortez said she was on the way to Clint on Monday afternoon after visiting facilities in El Paso, which she called “horrifying so far.”
“It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem. We’re talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals.”
This was AOC’s response to agents saying that she was the on making THEM feel unsafe.
And to these CBP officers saying they felt “threatened” by me –
They were literally discussing making a GoFundMe for an officer who attacked my on my tour.
They confiscated my phone, and they were all armed. I’m 5’4”.
They’re just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
I have to say that if you do not want the facility you work at referred to as “concentration camps,” and don’t like being called “Nazis,” then perhaps you should not act like Nazis running concentration camps.