New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to President Donald Trump’s border security speech by insisting that illegal aliens are “more American” than Americans.
MSNBC proudly touted Occasional-Cortex’s proclamation with a tweet harping: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers impassioned response to President Trump’s address: ‘The president should be really defending why we are funding [ICE] at all … right now, what we are seeing, is death.'”
WATCH: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers impassioned response to President Trump’s address: “The president should be really defending why we are funding [ICE] at all … right now, what we are seeing, is death.” pic.twitter.com/4Al4GLWUvB
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 9, 2019
Here is what she said:
“In the actual address, there was falsehood after falsehood and we have to make sure that we get our facts straight. Everyday immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than native-born Americans,” Ocasio-Cortez said on MSNBC. “And not only that but the women and children on the border seeking refuge and opportunity in the U.S. with nothing but the shirt on their backs are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”
She went on to lie about what is really going on down on the southern border.
“Right now what we are seeing is the violation of human rights,” Occasional-Cortex said. “These children and these 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 on.”
Total lie. There are no “freezing boxes.”
But the media won’t “fact check” Occasional-Cortex. They love her.
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