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Tomi Lahren calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a ‘disgrace’ after congresswoman blasts border patrol officers

Erin Donnelly
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On Monday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers visited U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention camps in Texas, later going on social media to decry the conditions. The New York congresswoman accused CBP officers of being “physically and sexually threatening” and claimed women there were forced to drink water from toilets.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21:  Tomi Lahren speaks onstage at Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)
Tomi Lahren lashed out at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's depiction of border detention centers. (Photo: Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)

She also railed against a private Facebook group in which CBP officers which made cruel jokes about migrant deaths as well as lewd posts about Ocasio-Cortez. The CBP acknowledged the “disturbing social media activity” and announced that an investigation is underway into what U.S. Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost called “completely inappropriate” posts.

Ocasio-Cortez’s account of the “systemic cruelty” and “abuse” she witnessed has sparked outrage and calls for reform within CBP. But Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren was among the conservatives left unmoved by the congresswoman’s treatment.

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attends a press conference following a tour Border Patrol facilities and migrant detention centers for 15 members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on July 1, 2019 in Clint, Texas. (Photo by Luke MONTAVON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read LUKE MONTAVON/AFP/Getty Images)
Ocasio-Cortez slammed the "systemic cruelty" she says she witnessed at the Texas border patrol centers. (Photo: LUKE MONTAVON/AFP/Getty Images)

In a scathing tweet posted Monday, Lahren defended the CBP officers and called Ocasio-Cortez “completely out of line and a disgrace to this nation.”

Lahren, who is promoting her new book, went on to attack liberals, tweeting, “the demonization of CBP is disgusting.”

Both comments drew sharp criticism. Many cited ProPublica’s report exposing the private CBP Facebook group and the fact that Ocasio-Cortez had actually visited the facilities.

Ocasio-Cortez hasn’t responded to Lahren’s jibes, but has continued to speak out about the “inhumane behavior” she says she experienced.

Other Democrats on the trip to Texas have echoed her concerns.

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