Ex-ICE Chief Slams AOC on Border Remarks: 'She Shouldn't Be in Congress'
AOC 'needs to come down and talk to the men and women' in uniform
Former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan took aim at the Biden administration and most notably progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over the ongoing border crisis.
Homan said Biden's border crisis was “totally preventable" and noted it was the worst he had ever seen.
Homan said Biden was warned that if they ended the Trump administration’s policies, it would trigger a crisis.
The Biden administration “knew what they were doing, again this isn’t incompetence, this isn’t bad management, this is open borders,” Homan said.
“They designed an open borders agenda and that men and women of Border Patrol feel abandoned because they’re no longer enforcing the law, they’re just facilitating illegal entry at the instruction of the administration.”
When asked about Ocasio-Cortez's comments accusing anyone of calling the crisis a “surge” was essentially racist, Homan said.
AOC “needs to come down and talk to the men and women who put the uniform on every day and stand in that line,” Homan said.
“Look, the men and women of the Border Patrol say it’s a surge."
"The men and women of the Border Patrol [say] it’s a crisis. The men and women of the Border Patrol know what Brian Babin said, that these cartels are using these children or family units to throw them across the border and tie up their assets, 40% of Border Patrol is assigned to the vicinity, no longer in line."
"So, these cartels are moving drugs and bad people through unguarded areas, this is a national security crisis, and if she can’t understand that or accept that, then she shouldn’t be in Congress at all.”
Earlier this week, AOC failed to blame Biden for the border crisis.
Instead, she blamed "climate change" and "trade."
“So let’s talk about this because so much of our national conversation, which is not a conversation, about immigration is driven by people who could not care less about immigrants," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"So often people want to say, ‘Why aren’t you talking about the border crisis?’ or ‘Why are you talking about it in this way?’”
"It’s a climate crisis. It’s a trade crisis," she declared.
Earlier this month, Donald Trump said Biden had turned national triumph into a national disaster.
Trump said in a March 21 statement:
"We proudly handed the Biden Administration the most secure border in history. All they had to do was keep this smooth-running system on autopilot."
"Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster. They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast."