First, we’re borrowing this tweet from another Twitchy thread because it perfectly sums up what we know know that several members of Congress have toured the migrant detention facility in El Paso:
If we learned anything from today, it's that we should be allowed to bring video cameras and voice recorders into CBP facilities because I honestly have no idea what to believe anymore. https://t.co/KLzR9NfTg5
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) July 1, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had made it sound in her tweet as though Border Patrol officers had told women to drink out of the toilet and laughed in front of her and other visiting representatives, which made a lot of people doubt her story: “This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress,” she tweeted.
She also tweeted, “Officers were keeping women in cells with no water and had told them to drink out of the toilets,” as if relaying what she’d seen with her own eyes.
Rep. Judy Chu couldn’t even wait until the group made it to Clint to visit another facility before posting a video telling the same story.
"If you want water, just drink from a toilet." That's what border patrol told one thirsty woman we met on today's #DemsAtTheBorder trip. These are the same CBP personnel who threatened to throw burritos at members of Congress. Changes must be made. #DontLookAway pic.twitter.com/dW34DRduDA
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) July 1, 2019
Question of the day:
Did they say this in your presence or was this relayed to you by a detainee, Congresswoman?
— Alecto AKA Sil Lai Abrams (@Sil_Lai) July 1, 2019
Again, the tweet makes it sound like a Border Patrol told one thirsty woman to drink from a toilet during their border trip, but in the video she makes it clear that this is what she’d heard from a detainee they’d talked to, not something she’d witnessed firsthand.
That's not what you say in your video
In your tweet you make it sound like you heard the CBP official say it to the detainee yet in your video you say that a detained person told you that they were told that
People who are detained for breaking the law have incentive to lie https://t.co/kUbvX1UGXk
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 1, 2019
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) July 1, 2019
— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) July 1, 2019
Or they both could have been talking to the same woman at the same time.
Im sure you got their names and badge numbers…. you guys have them right? I mean surely https://t.co/DS6uPF8kat
— Bob Malak (@bob_malak) July 1, 2019
Of course they have the badge numbers. I mean, can you imagine how stupid they would look if they didn't?
— TriggeredDan (@TriggeredDan) July 1, 2019
— MIKE BRESLIN’S POINTLESS TWEETS (@mikebreslin815) July 1, 2019
CBP officers sexually and violently threatened members of Congress and the members of Congress just left?
— Jimmy Two Shoes (@JimmyTw13837513) July 1, 2019
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) July 1, 2019
Sure they did!
— Red Eye Smirking Teen Robot (@Red_Eye_Robot) July 1, 2019
Video or it didn’t happen.
— Abi Phillips (@abi_phillips) July 1, 2019
Wait, there’s more:
Another woman detained by CBP has epilepsy but cannot even get the medication she needs. The humanitarian crisis is the one our government is creating. #DemsAtTheBorder
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) July 1, 2019
Serious question, and we ask this because the father of the little 7-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody — and inspired one congresswomen to claim the Border Patrol was intentionally killing children — had at first told officers she was in good health (she wasn’t obviously): Has the woman with epilepsy told anyone she has epilepsy and needs medication? If so, they’re deliberately withholding it?
— Joel (@JMK0728) July 1, 2019
I don't believe you.
— Harold (@Nikk1066) July 1, 2019
Hmm mmm. I thought AOC heard an actual agent telling a person that.
Just show me a video.
— Avery (@Avery82728519) July 1, 2019
What’s she going to do about it, Bob? She’s just a member of Congress, not an important government official that can do things.
— Adam (@AdamHardesty) July 1, 2019
Maybe on the way to Clint she can thank Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow Democrats for finally backing down from blocking aid packages. Now with $4.5 headed to the border, maybe CBP can start to upgrade and expand the facilities.
And not that it matters or excuses the Border Patrol, but the water in the toilet tank (not the bowl, obviously) is perfectly good in an emergency … not that that will tamp down any claims of concentration camps on the border, just speaking from an emergency preparedness perspective.
'This never happened'! Take AOC's latest claims about what's happening at this CBP detention center with a massive grain of salt https://t.co/mvKN0Zwu1f
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 1, 2019