“We’re not forcing aliens to drink out of the toilet,” said Chief Border Patrol Agent of the Tucson, AZ CBP sector in a recent video posted to the CBP Arizona official Twitter page after he just drank water from a sink affixed to the top of a detention cell’s toilet.
The remark was made in response to AOC’s recent claim that women were told to drink out of the toilets during her 1st visit to a CBP facility.
AOC had also claimed that illegal immigrants were not provided with toothpaste or soap and that they were subjected to mistreatment by border patrol agents.
For reference, here’s what AOC said of the facility in a series of tweets following her visit:
Since AOC made the claims of horrific conditions for detained illegal immigrants, Border Patrol has responded to show the American people the truth about the facilities.
A video from CBP Arizona has been posted on Twitter, showing the Chief of Border Patrol, Roy Villareal poking holes in AOC's "expose."
In the clip, Villareal shows all the supplies that detained illegal immigrants are provided with (yes, they are given toothpaste and soap, among other basic necessities.)
He also shows how AOC seemingly twisted the meaning of Border Patrol agents telling aliens to "drink out of the toilet."
Watch the video here:
The New York Post has more to say about AOC's accusations that seem to be proven false by the CBP video:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims Border Patrol agents are forcing migrants to drink out of toilets and live under other extreme conditions — while the officers sit back and laugh.
“I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me,” the congresswoman tweeted Monday after leaving a US Customs and Border Protection facility in Texas.
“Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets,” she said. “This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress.”
The New York lawmaker was visiting a number of migrant detention centers scattered along the southern border on Monday with other congressional Democrats following reports of terrible conditions and repeated sexual assaults.
“Now I’ve seen the inside of these facilities,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress.”
She added, “I brought it up to their superiors. They said ‘officers are under stress & act out sometimes.’ No accountability.”
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that she “forced” herself into a cell with a group of female migrants and began speaking to them.
“One of them described their treatment at the hands of officers as ‘psychological warfare’ – waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc,” she said. “Tell me what about that is due to a ‘lack of funding?'”
The freshman legislator was planning to visit detention facilities in Clint — where the Trump administration “was denying children toothpaste and soap,” she said.
“This has been horrifying so far,” Ocasio–Cortez concluded. “It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem. We’re talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals.”
A CBP official denied the toilet accusations on Monday, insisting that the locations Ocasio-Cortez visited have standard-issue jail-type appliances with sinks that dispense safe drinking water attached to toilets in a single unit.
“‘No one is drinking toilet water,” the 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.”
Townhall also commented:
When members of the Democratic caucus toured detention facilities along the southern border, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made numerous claims that Border Patrol agents mistreat detainees. Specifically, she said women have been forced to drink toilet water.
The mainstream media has continually ran with the notion that detainees are not properly fed or clothed, despite Border Patrol agents continually saying that wasn't the truth. Chief of the Border Patrol’s law enforcement operation, Brian Hastings, even testified before Congress, saying that facilities had plenty of consumables, like soap and other basic necessities. Hastings said the storage rooms “frankly looks like Costco."
Roy Villareal, the Chief Patrol Agent of the Tucson, Arizona Sector, decided to record a video to, once again, debunk Ocasio-Cortez's claims.
"My goal today is to dispel some of the misinformation that's out there in regards to our detention facilities," Villareal said. He then takes the camera to the supply room, where she shows plenty of clothing, broken up by age, sex and size, as well as feminine hygiene products, diapers and baby wipes.
"This is a supply room that is typical of every one of the stations in the Tucson Sector," he explained.
He then takes the viewer to a detention cell, where a supply cart is located. The cart has bins filled with baby formula, various kinds of crackers and snacks and mylar blankets. Villareal made a point to show disposable toothbrushes that are available to detainees.