Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that United States officials are ‘deliberately’ trying to ‘cage children and inject them with drugs’ due to their national origin.
The socialist rep. made the remarks while streaming live on Instagram. She was drinking while arranging furniture in her apartment when she suddenly expressed her thoughts.
Ocasio-Cortez said: “At least I’m not trying to cage children at the border and inject them with drugs. That’s not a mistake. That is a deliberate policy to attack people based on their national origin. That’s not a mistake, that’s just hatred. That’s just cruelty. That’s just wrong!”
A longer video showed her saying: “I’m in this to do the most good each day. That’s what I’m here to do. So… that’s what it is.” She stood up and said: “And guess what? I’m 29! I’m the youngest woman to ever be elected to the United States Congress. I have plenty of time to learn. And I’m not afraid to make mistakes and iterate in public either.
“And frankly, if the mistakes that I’m making are just a one-off, like, rhetorical thing, you correct it, acknowledge it, and move on.”
One social media user wrote: “This is what our great Republic has developed into. We truly need God’s mercy and grace now more than ever.”
Another said: “This is what happens when you put children in charge!”
Last month, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said to the Democrat controlled House Homeland Security Committee that DHS doesn’t “use cage for children.”
“To my knowledge, [Customs and Border Protection] never purposefully put a child in a cage if you mean a cage like this,” Nielsen said.
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