Ocasio-Cortez Slam Dunks ‘Fox & Friends’ For Comparing Migrant Detention Centers To a ‘House Party’
Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tore into “Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade for comparing conditions at migrant detention facilities to a crowded house party.
Kilmeade suggested Tuesday morning that conditions at migrant detention centers, which Ocasio-Cortez and other congress members toured Monday, were similar to a party with 100 people at a house with 2 1/2 baths.
“Here’s the thing, picture yourself. You have a house – family of five – you have party. You have 30 people over, maybe you have a big party, you have 100 people over, and you have two and a half baths. In the beginning, it would be okay with 30, then after 100 people it would be a little bit taxed, maybe you have to get an outdoor facility,” Kilmeade said on “Fox and Friends.” “Can you picture 5,000?”
He went on to say that the influx of migrants crossing the border illegally has resulted in facilities, designed to hold hundreds, being “overstocked.”
“You can have the best facilities in the world but they are so over stocked,” he said, adding that officials have been “pleading for help” in handling what administration officials have described as an immigration crisis at the border.
Ocasio-Cortez responded in a tweet, raising other concerns about the health and safety conditions inside the facilities apart from just overcrowding.
“Hey, @kilmeade: What was the last ‘party’ you went to where you: – Were locked in a cage under armed guard – Drank out of a toilet – & given food of such poor nutritional value, for so long, that it gave you mouth sores?,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted throughout Monday as she toured U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) detention centers in Texas, describing unsanitary conditions and mistreatment of migrants.
The freshman representative said that one of the Texas centers lawmakers toured was a “humane” shelter, which she was told wasn’t even half-filled.
House Democrats described the border facilities as crowding women into small concrete cells with no water, and said detainees were told to drink out of toilets. They said migrants weren’t given access to showers or proper meals.
A video reported by the Associated Press showed a 12-year-old migrant girl describing her experience at a detention center, where she said children slept on floors and were locked up for crying for their parents.
What was the last “party” you went to where you:
– Were locked in a cage under armed guard
– Drank out of a toilet
– & given food of such poor nutritional value, for so long, that it gave you mouth sores? https://t.co/UfO8EQzRbI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
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