In a Capitol Hill hallway exchange with a reporter on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) accused Republicans of pursuing a “torture project” along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Asked what she would like to see done in terms of the border crisis, Ocasio-Cortez replied, “I would like to see a clean humanitarian bill, where we fund [Health and Human Services] and [the Office of Refugee Resettlement] with no poison pills. Right now, what the administration is doing is that they are using the for-profit suffering of children as a bargaining chip so that they can continue to slip in more negative provisions that will ultimately cause more pain.”
“They should not be using a humanitarian crisis as a bargaining chip to make sure that they pursue their little torture project,” she added.
This is inexcusable demagoguery, on par with her shameful reference to border detention centers as “concentration camps.” Instead of doing anything to ameliorate the border crisis, which has been fueled by open-border radicals like AOC, Democrats have done nothing but demonize the Trump administration and make grandstanding photo ops at the border.