Opinion| ICYMI| Media construct, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questioned Thomas Homan, the former Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), during a session of Congress yesterday.
The smug Democrat congresswoman intended to frame a sympathetic narrative about necessary illegal entrants’ temporary family separations and legitimate asylum seekers.
Armed with scripted questions she was no match for Homan, who was armed with facts, the law, and logic:
Ignoring the cause of the problem, AOC fixated on the separation policy, that Homan had signed. AOC was attempting to paint the former ICE director as an uncaring bully, a Gestapo agent, to bolster Dems’ concentration camp narrative.
Homan: I recommended zero tolerance.
Ocasio-Cortez: Which includes family separation.
Homan: The same as it is when every U.S. citizen parent gets arrested with a child
Ocasio-Cortez: Zero tolerance was interpreted as the policy that separated children from their parents.
Homan: If I get arrested for DUI and I have a young child in the car, I will be separated. When I was a police officer in New York, and I arrested a father for domestic violence, I separated that father from his family.
Get ready for the idiot alarm…
Ocasio-Cortez: Mr. Homan, with all due respect, legal asylees are not charged with any crime.
Homan: When you’re in the country illegally, this is a violation of 8 U.S. Code § 1325.
Ocasio-Cortez: Seeking asylum is legal.
Homan: If you want to seek legal asylum go through a port of entry. Do it the legal way.
People with legitimate claims to asylum go through ports of entry!!!
Unprepared @AOC tries to come at Former ICE Director Thomas Homan.
She gets eviscerated.
It's hard to watch.
Total savage flex by Homan at the end.
AOC *literally* left speechless.
I've never see a member get more completely & embarrassingly destroyed. pic.twitter.com/F8qn5wkp2f
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 12, 2019
“… the bill to give more money to try to improve conditions in the House is being held together by spit. But Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is opposing the bill.”
“The hypocrisy is breathtaking.”
“On the one hand, she says you are running a concentration camp, and then she refuses to provide the president with the money to enlarge the facilities.”
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