In a scathing op-ed for Fox News this week, Border Patrol union president Brandon Judd took Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the woodshed for her lies about what she witnessed when touring migrant detention facilities at the border. A day after AOC garnered national headlines for her reckless, baseless attacks on the Border Patrol agents who guided her and other Democrats through the center, Judd said that he was “personally and professionally offended” by the Democrat’s lies.
“I am disgusted by Ocasio-Cortez’s lies and her determination to needlessly and dangerously inflame public sentiment regarding the crisis on our southern border by abandoning facts and making wild and unsupported accusations,” wrote Judd. “The congresswoman is clearly using phrases designed to enrage the uninformed and to pander to a base that wants open borders and unlimited illegal immigration.
“Ocasio-Cortez made an outrageous claim this week about a woman being told to drink toilet water in a detention facility. This false claim is easily disproven with actual video,” he continued. “Ocasio-Cortez is basing her claim on a single female detainee who reportedly told the congresswoman that an agent told her to ‘drink toilet water.’ That’s it. The congresswoman is clearly not on a ‘fact-finding’ mission – she is on a propaganda mission. She made up her mind long before visiting a detention facility in Texas that Border Patrol agents are bad people. And she obviously believes that all illegal immigrants are innocent victims, and that photo ops and lies can help her spread her propaganda to an uninformed public.”
Only a complete, drooling moron would think that AOC’s lies could possibly hold even a kernel of truth. Many of our Border Patrol agents are themselves Hispanic! This is not some Nazi camp looking to exterminate “brown people” from another country. This is an overwhelmed and underfunded group of people who are tasked with the impossible: Herding these thousands of migrants who THEMSELVES chose to break the law and cross the border. They deserve our sympathies and our funding, not our scorn and diseased propaganda.
“Border Patrol agents do not drag thousands of innocent children across the border,” Judd wrote. “We don’t risk their lives by exposing them to harsh weather and circumstances no child should be exposed to. Those deeds are carried out by their parents, relatives and the ruthless coyotes who profit from human misery.”
Exactly. These people, sorry to say, are in a situation of their own making. And make no mistake about it, it’s a sad situation. But it would be far less sad if we had Democrats willing to work towards solving the crisis rather than Democrats who want to exploit it for political gain.