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Border Patrol Council President Blasts AOC Over Detention Center Claims, Demands Footage Be Released

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National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd pushed back against accusations made by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) regarding border detention centers during a Tuesday evening radio interview on Breitbart News Tonight.

 

Judd, who heads the union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents, suggested Ocasio-Cortez lied about her Monday trips to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sites and called for the tapes of the socialist’s visits to be released to disprove such inflammatory claims.

“I'm calling on CBP to release that footage so they clearly show that she was treated with the utmost dignity and respect,” Judd told Breitbart News Tonight.

As previously reported by The Daily Wire, AOC “claimed without evidence that CBP officers told detained women to drink from the toilets if they were thirsty while Ocasio-Cortez stood there and witnessed it.”

“It’s not just the kids. It’s everyone. People drinking out of toilets, officers laughing in front of members Congress,” said Ocasio-Cortez via Twitter on Tuesday. “I brought it up to their superiors. They said ‘officers are under stress & act out sometimes.’ No accountability.”

In another tweet, AOC accused: “After I forced myself into a cell w/ women [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. Tell me what about that is due to a ‘lack of funding?’”

“This has been horrifying so far. It is hard to understate the enormity of the problem. We’re talking systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats them like animals,” the freshman congresswoman said in another post.

 

“Nobody is forced to drink out of a toilet and nobody is told to drink out of a toilet,” Judd responded to such claims. “It's completely and totally a baseless and ridiculous allegation and frankly it needs to be investigated and she needs to be exposed.”

Invoking Ocasio-Cortez's famed statement on preferring to be “morally right” instead of “factually accurate,” Judd asked, “How can you have the moral high ground if you are going to throw facts out the window and spew falsehoods?”

“She gives absolutely no contexts to these allegations that she is making and by not giving context she is trying to paint a false narrative and a false picture and she needs to be held accountable for that,” explained the union head.

“Where is the proof?” Judd asked of the 29-year-old’s claim that migrants are being subjected to “psychological warfare” at the hands of Border Patrol agents.

 

“Let the cameras speak," he said, adding, “The cameras will prove her wrong and they will prove that she is being false.”

According to a witness speaking to the Washington Examiner, Ocasio-Cortez lost her cool when speaking with the officers during her visits.

“She comes out screaming at our agents, right at the beginning [of the tour] … Crying and screaming and yelling,” one witness claimed. “The agents, they wanted to respond, but they held back because she’s a congressional delegate. But when you have someone yelling at you in a threatening manner. … They were like, 'Hey, you need to kinda step back.’”

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