AOC Has Meltdown At Border Patrol Facility, Says She Wasn't Safe From Officers

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flipped and screamed at border patrol agents during a tour of an El Paso facility.

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) threw a fit and screamed at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel during her tour of the Border Patrol facility in El Paso, Texas on Monday.

Afterwards, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, defended the freshman congresswoman’s behavior and tried to paint the controversial former bartender as brave for having even visited the facilities, The Washington Post reported.

“Imagine all your hateful trolls online, but with guns.Imagine walking into a fenced area full of them. No exit. You don’t get to take any cameras or phones with you. And those trolls with guns? They’re the ones in charge of protecting you. That’s what AOC faced today,” Chakrabarti tweeted.

Ocasio-Cortez was one of 14 House Democrats who visited the El Paso Station on Hondo Pass Drive at about 11 a.m. on July 1, the Washington Examiner reported.

Shortly after the delegation arrived, as they were being briefed inside a holding area, witnesses said Ocasio-Cortez suddenly flipped.

“She comes out screaming at our agents, right at the beginning [of the tour],” a witness told the Washington Examiner. “Crying and screaming and yelling.”

He said the outburst happened in front of about 40 other people and that Ocasio-Cortez behaved in a threatening manner toward Border Patrol agents in the facility.

“The agents, they wanted to respond, but they held back because she’s a congressional delegate,” the witness said. “But when you have someone yelling at you in a threatening manner… They were like, ‘Hey, you need to kinda step back.’”

Rather than staying with the group and listening to the presentation, Ocasio-Cortez kept wandering off to talk with detainees in other cells.

Another witness told the Washington Examiner that the young congresswoman kept returning to the group and interrupting them to share info she had learned from detainees, including that one woman claimed to have drunk from a toilet.

She was also quick to erroneously tweet about how the woman was doing so because the Border Patrol made her do it.

“Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities. It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress. I brought it up to their superiors. They said 'officers are under stress & act out sometimes.' No accountability.”

“Just left the 1st CBP facility. I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me,” she continued. “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.”

But a border patrol agent who was there told the Washington Examiner that the entire scenario was being mischaracterized.

“So this is what happened with the migrant and drinking water from toilet: she wanted water, didn’t know how to use the faucet in the cell, and drank from the toilet,” the agent explained. “She never told AOC that we made her drink from the toilet. AOC, of course, changed it… This was when she [the migrant] was apprehended and brought into the facility.”

After her meltdown, Ocasio-Cortez refused to tour the facility with the rest of the delegation and instead stayed behind to visit with detainees in the holding area, the Washington Examiner reported.

A spokeswoman from Ocasio-Cortez’s office disputed the witness accounts of the congresswoman’s behavior as an “inaccurate depiction of events” in a statement, The Washington Post reported.

“The Congresswoman spoke sternly to a CBP agent that tried to take a stealth selfie with the Congresswoman in a mocking manner, despite the gravity of the situation,” the statement said.

Ocasio-Cortez told reporters later in the day that she was “not safe from the officers in the facility,” The Washington Post reported.

She also made much of a newly-reported private Facebook group that purportedly contained sexist, derogatory, and generally inappropriate remarks about illegal immigrants in custody.

The group is made up of former and current border patrol agents plus civilians, and is not representative of CBP, officials said.

"These posts are completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see — and expect — from our agents day in and day out," Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost told FOX News. "Any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable."

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Hannibal
Hannibal

When criminals and liars get near their victim they often feel very unsafe.

lccooper
lccooper

Needs a psych veal,involuntarily committed for the safety of the agents.Democrat in truer form,sickening!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

2 words: BITCH PLEASE!!!!

Repubic*of*USA1
Repubic*of*USA1

She had this whole storyline made up prior to getting out of bed that morning. She stay behind while visiting and talking to her people that was arrested for illigal entry into this country. They told her that the condition of the cell was like being in a condo in their Homeland, and they are feed like going to a steak house 3 times a day. THEY CAME INTO THE COUNTRY ILLIGALEY, can't she understand as well as her DUMBOCRAT buddies. If they would stop worrying about the President making AMERICA GREAT again and doing their job and help these people find their way home then we won't have to keep them jailed. She had her 5 minutes of being a dumb@$$ now go back to Congress and go to work!!

Gramercy
Gramercy

WHY did she feel unsafe with officers? Is she ILLEGAL?

Katarina
Katarina

Much as she lies, makes up stories and dramatizes things. she is likely guilty of a lot of illegal activity.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Bring this Lying B*tch bring her up on Charges for what she's saying about the BP Agents -- Should TAZE her Lying Azz !!

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

She's 100% complicit in whats going on at the border! She didn't vote for any help or money to help the situation! Her and a bunch of a##holes just keep egging them on!

Winddancer436
Winddancer436

She's a disgrace and where does she have the education to work in Congress? Hey I'm a female welding inspector does that give me enough education to be a liar in congress? LOL