The president of the National Border Patrol Council is angry and fighting back. Brandon Judd accused freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) of trying to “dehumanize” Border Patrol agents with her inflammatory remarks in recent weeks surrounding the freshman congresswoman’s trip to detention facilities on the U.S-Mexican border.
“I am personally and professionally offended by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s outrageous, inflammatory and false claims about the dedicated law enforcement officers I represent,” Judd wrote on Tuesday, going after Ocasio-Cortez for comparing agents securing U.S. borders and detention facilities to Nazis and concentration camps.
By comparing Border Patrol agents to Nazis, Ocasio-Cortez is trying to dehumanize us.
This is a horrible insult to the memories of the innocent men, women and children slaughtered by the Nazis, and to our Border Patrol agents—implying that our agents are no different from the Nazi butchers. The outrageousness of this vicious slander is breathtaking—especially coming from a member of Congress.
Drinking out of the Toilet Bowl?
“Detainees have never been told to drink toilet water,” continues Judd. “And Border Patrol agents are doing everything in their power to treat the illegal immigrants as humanely as possible under overcrowded conditions.”
Laughing in Front of Members of Congress?
According to AOC, “I’ve seen the inside of these facilities,’ she tweeted. ‘It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress.’
Cockburn reports in Spectator.US:
A rather confected row has now erupted over AOC’s claim that guards are forcing detainees to drink water from the toilet. Border patrol agents have denied the allegation.
‘No one is drinking toilet water,’ an official said. ‘They’re drinking potable water from the sink attached to the toilet. It’s what you would find in every municipal jail in the United States.’
Office of Inspector General’s Report on Overcrowding
In The Federalist, John Davidson continues, “Reading the report, it’s impossible to conclude that conditions at CBP facilities are the result of intentional policies or procedures. The system is collapsing due to overwhelming numbers. What we are seeing is the mass failure of our entire border/immigration regime.”
(Read Davidson’s full thread here.)