Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., went absolutely crazy on Tuesday night while delivering a response to President Donald Trump’s address to the nation on border security.
While speaking with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Ocasio-Cortez trashed the agents who works for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as “human rights” violators just days after she voted in Congress to continue funding the agency.
The 29-year-old socialist launched into an insane rant and accused ICE agents of committing human rights violations:
“The one thing the president has not talked about is the fact he has systematically engaged in the violation of human rights on our border. He has separated children from their families. He talked about what happened the day after Christmas, on the day of Christmas, a child died in ICE custody. The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
She added: “The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency when right now what we are seeing is death. Right now what we are seeing is the violation of human rights. These children and families are being held in basically freezing boxes that no person should be maintained in for any amount of time let alone the amount of time they are being kept.”
Later in the interview, she claimed illegal aliens trying to enter the U.S. “are acting more in an American tradition” than Trump.
She also claimed Trump’s immigration policies, which a new poll found that a vast majority of Americans support, are “anti-American” and causing “death.”
“This is systematic. It is wrong and it is anti-American. And again, those women and children trying to come here with nothing but the shirts on their back to create an opportunity and provide for this nation are acting more in an American tradition than this president is right now,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights,” she added. “The president should be really defending why we are funding such an agency at all, because right now, what we are seeing is death. Right now what we are seeing is the violation of human rights.”
According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement statistics from 2018, agents arrested over 6,500 pedophiles and convicted murderers in the United States.
ICE agents also arrested 158,581 illegal aliens, where 90 percent of them had prior criminal convictions.
Agents also apprehended and removed more than 256,086 illegal aliens. Of that number, roughly 6,000 had ties to violent gang members.
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t mention any of that because she was too busy ranting about why she believes the agency is pointless and should not be funded.
In a matter of minutes, she called brave ICE agents “human rights” violators, claimed illegal aliens are more American than Trump, and said the president’s immigration policies are “anti-American” and causing “death.”