Fourteen Democrats, including the media’s darling and the de facto head of the party, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, went to El Paso, Texas, on America’s Southern border with Mexico this week. To no one’s surprise, they found deplorable conditions in the detention centers set up for illegal aliens.
Because after several months of warnings from the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services in the Trump administration, they found that things are really bad.
And because after AOC tweeted June 18 before she visited the border, “This administration has established concentration camps on the Southern border of the United States” and “I will not fund another dime,” Democrats have wilfully denied money to correct the problems on the border.
So they exist. Though Democrats still relentlessly deny they are responsible for the border conditions, they are.
Commenting that AOC was “shamed into visiting” the border detention facilities she’s been criticizing from the comfort of Congress, David Catron at The American Spectator said “Her first act upon arrival was to throw a tantrum, complete with foot stamping, yelling and screaming.”
“The group was standing inside the station near an area where migrants are held when Ocasio-Cortez left them to sit inside a nearby holding area with a family as the other lawmakers and aides were briefed on station operations, said The Washington Examiner.
“She comes out screaming at our agents, right at the beginning [of the tour] … Crying and screaming and yelling,” said one witness who said he was stunned by the outburst in front of approximately 40 people, said the Examiner.
“A second official said she went in and out of the cell during the group’s briefing nearby and returned to the group several times to share information she had learned from detainees, including that one person had drunk from a toilet.”
However, despite what AOC tweeted, that “Officers were keeping women in cells w/no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets,” they are not drinking toilet water.
We have pointed out innumerable times that the Democrat controlled House under the leadership of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and AOC herself, are responsible for the squalid living conditions in which the illegal aliens and their children, all trying to gain entry into the U.S., are being housed.
In a January address to the nation, Mr. Trump said the border situation was a “crisis of the heart.” Democrats immediately denounced him and called him a liar.
Last week, before he left for the G20 Summit in Japan, he told reporters on the White House lawn that his critics are now seeing he was right all along.
That’s because polls found that the electorate agrees with him. So Democrats — and their media allies — are admitting there is a humanitarian crisis on the border.
“It’s humanitarian aid, it’s very important and I think that a lot of people are starting to realize that I was right when I said we have a crisis at the border,” said Mr. Trump. “… A crisis at the border wasn’t a manufactured crisis, which they were saying. It wasn’t manufactured at all. We have a crisis at the border.”
Last week we said that according to The Wall Street Journal a record number of more than 332,000 illegal aliens traveling as families crossed the border illegally since the beginning of the government’s fiscal year. This has overwhelmed border facilities, “most of which were built more than a decade ago and were designed to house mostly single adult men for just a few hours. An internal government watchdog said in a report last month that facilities in El Paso, Texas, were dangerously over crowded, with as many as 900 people held at one point in a space designed for about 125.”
This is what AOC and her fellow travelers found.
But yet Democrats — and AOC — because they want open borders don’t want to fund immigration laws. Because they believe that as the party of dependency placing illegal aliens on the government dole will create a society and a culture depend on government forever, ensuring and building their voter base and their socialist idealism. Their attitude is quite simply that if Americans won’t vote for Democrats, they’ll import people who will.
So they criticize the Trump administration for conditions on the border that they created. All of which is typical Democrat hypocrisy.