Sen. Kennedy Slams AOC's Border Comments: 'Voices in Her Head are Not Real'
Republican Sen. John Kennedy calls out Freshman rep's remarks on facilities
Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in defense of the conditions at border detention facilities which she claimed were run like a "concentration camp."
Speaking in an interview with Fox, Kennedy was asked to respond to Ocasio-Cortez claims.
"Let me be frank. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez," explained Kennedy.
"Someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real."
Presdient of the National Border Patrol Council also called out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her claims about her visit to several U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sites housing migrants.
“I’m calling on CBP to release that footage, so they clearly show that she was treated with the utmost dignity and respect,” Judd said.
“Nobody is forced to drink out of a toilet, and nobody is told to drink out of a toilet,” Judd explained.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that migrant detainees were forced to drink out of toilets, but border agents claim otherwise.
"She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border," Kennedy continued.
"She needs to go to the Holocaust Museum and see what a concentration camp is."
"The problem we're having at the border, a problem that Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has helped create, is that we have 5,000 people a day, not a week, not a month, a day coming into this country. We don't have a place to put them," he explained.
"The Department of Homeland Security is out of money, and the congresswoman knows that. She says the conditions are inhumane. But yet, when we send a bill over to her to vote to improve those conditions, she voted no," Kennedy continued.
"Her hypocrisy is breathtaking," he added.
"This is the bottom line," Kennedy concluded.
"Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes that illegal immigration is a moral good. And she believes that the border is just a nuisance and it should be open, and I don't think that's what America believes."
Last week, a group of Latino pastors decided to visit the facilities following AOC's claims.
The pastors' accounts of the border facilities were so far removed from AOC's claims that they even commended federal agents for their efforts in keeping conditions there humane.
"Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was 'full of indignation' when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center," according to Fox News.
But AOC's claims have caused liberal protests calling for the government to "close the camps."
Liberals have recently been whipped up into a frenzy by Ocasio-Cortez's spurious, unverified, and widely disputed claims about the conditions in which migrants are being held in immigration facilities.
The New York socialist has been fanning the flames of the border crisis for months but her most recent trip to a facility in El Paso, Texas, where she reportedly had an emotional outburst, has been gaining a lot of attention.