Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that she was physically and sexually threatened by officers of the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). However, a reporter who was at the detention facilities Ocasio-Cortez stated it occurred at was rapidly calling her out for lying.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Just left the 1st CBP facility. I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me. Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets. This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.”
A Reporter who was at the facilities during the time Ocasio-Cortez was, called her out on a blatant lie.
“SCOOP: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., screamed at federal law enforcement agents “in a threatening manner” during a visit to a U.S. Border Patrol facility in El Paso, Texas, Monday afternoon and refused to tour the facility, according to two people who witnessed it.” Giaritelli tweeted.