By now you’ve certainly heard of the great toilet controversy of 2019; after touring Border Control detention facilities in Texas, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted as though she had witnessed a Border Patrol agent telling a detainee to drink from the toilet if she was thirsty.
The Daily Mail’s David Marosko managed to get Ocasio-Cortez to admit that, as in many holding facilities where space and privacy aren’t exactly the No. 1 priority, the drinking fountains there are mounted on top of the toilets.
Rep. Joaquin Castro managed to post some photos from inside the Clint, Texas facility, and to be perfectly honest, they look better than the photos Breitbart’s Brandon Darby managed to capture back in 2014. In any case, here’s Castro’s video of a shower:
The showers at Clint Border Patrol Station. pic.twitter.com/z0ATi67q1i
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 2, 2019
Similar to Army facilities in Iraq I saw (and used) visiting Camp Victory & Balad. Think @JoaquinCastrotx needs to spend more time overseas w/ our troops bef he calls this inhumane. https://t.co/NktJP9r9C4
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) July 3, 2019
Ingraham obviously struck a nerve with Castro, who went straight for the “racist” accusation.
You’re a white supremacist, Laura.
And, no, I don’t think refugees should be kept in war-zone conditions in the most prosperous nation on earth. https://t.co/1MJiYa3QJV
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 3, 2019
If Laura Ingraham is a white supremacist, she’s doing a really bad job at it.
Actually she adopted a child from Guatemala, Joaquin. You complete moron.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) July 4, 2019
You know she adopted a Guatemalan right?
— WillieBabe (@babe_willie) July 4, 2019
Tell that to her adopted Guatemalan daughter. What have you done to help the people of Central America??
— Nonna (@53Nonna88) July 4, 2019
— Princess of Whales (@corrcomm) July 4, 2019
This is so-called “White Supremacist” Laura Ingram with her children. pic.twitter.com/6K1pYmIYy5
— Svetlana Lokhova (@RealSLokhova) July 4, 2019
Maybe someone should remind Castro that throwing around baseless accusations that people are white supremacists are why the thugs in Antifa feel justified in hospitalizing a gay, Asian-American journalist. They’re just fighting white supremacy, you see, and politicians like Castro help them justify their violence. Never mind; he doesn’t care.
Throwing that term around is appalling, Congressman. Appalling.
— Blair “Happy Birthday, America!!” McKee (@BlairDMckee) July 3, 2019
Is this for real?
— Bryan Eure (@JBryanEure) July 4, 2019
What an infantile response
— Seth (@_RSR32) July 4, 2019
That is pretty libelous. You want to be President and cant tell the difference between conservatism and white supremacy?
— AW (@ArtbyAWOHS) July 4, 2019
Actually, it’s brother Julián who’s running for president, but we just like to think this tweet was subtly throwing shade at the other Castro’s standing in the polls.
— Mark Ronsini (@MarkRonsini) July 4, 2019
I think elected “representatives” should stop with the false narrative and inflammatory name calling of fellow Americans … and perhaps set an example for others to follow. I know … it’s a crazy concept. (Try it.)
— T.J. Conwell (@RevConwell) July 4, 2019
Grow up. pic.twitter.com/vBNqrpmTmq
— Robby Montoya (@RobbyMontoya) July 4, 2019
I sesnse your behavior is the result of improper rearing. Be better.
— Margaret J. Cofer (@MargaretJCofer) July 4, 2019
Name calling…..right out of the "rules for radicals" (rule #5)….
— Ray Schmitt (@rayjh728_ray) July 4, 2019
Always the race card … ‘nuff said.
— DFlooten (@DFlooten) July 4, 2019
— J W (@OldLineTexan) July 4, 2019
Laura wins this argument based on facts. Not inhumane conditions, not even close.
— Miles Mendel (@mendelmiles) July 4, 2019
I don’t think they should be kept here either. They should be sent home.
— SFC44E (@dwsorrow) July 4, 2019
Just lost a voter. Permanently.
— Phil White (@_TruthBombz) July 4, 2019
Just for the record, here’s one of Brandon Darby’s photos from 2014, when not one Democrat cared:
Joaquin Castro’s migrant detention photo from yesterday on left vs my photo from 2014 on right. Why weren’t they mad then? Strange. pic.twitter.com/5NIFfFP1X0
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) July 2, 2019
This must-read thread from Brandon Darby exposes the glaring hypocrisy of Joaquin Castro and other Dems on migrant detention facilities https://t.co/M8ncdwl2vA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 2, 2019