'Agitated' Ocasio-Cortez berated and screamed at Border Patrol agent during Texas visit, government documents show
Category: News & PoliticsVia: texan1211 • one month ago • 95 comments
By: Emma Colton (MSN)
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez berated a Border Patrol agent during her 2019 visit to a border station in El Paso, Texas, according to newly obtained government documents.
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"I as a woman of color do not feel safe here," the New York Democrat told a female agent during her July 1, 2019, visit, according to government documents obtained by the Daily Signal through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Ocasio-Cortez went on "to personally admonish and berate" the agent after claiming the agent took a selfie with the congresswoman in the background.
The unnamed agent, however, denied the accusation of taking a selfie to her supervisor and in a memo that day. Her colleagues also denied seeing her take a photo, and her supervisor found no evidence of a picture on her phone.
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"Rep. Ocasio-Cortez abruptly voiced an allegation that a female agent outside of the REDACTED had just taken a selfie with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in the background," the agent in charge said in a memo dated July 2 and sent to the acting agent in charge. "Rep. Ocasio-Cortez not only verbally voiced this concern, she became agitated and animated as she began to bang on the glass, pointing and screaming at the agent."
The female agent "did admit to having her cell phone in her hand and showed me the current image on the screen," the agent in charge wrote. "The image appeared to me to be web-based and had nothing to do with interior photos of the detention area."
Ocasio-Cortez went on to accuse the agent of "unprofessional conduct and asking if she will have future contact with children," the agent in charge wrote the next day.
The socialist representative also tweeted about the visit after the Washington Examiner reported on the incident in 2019.
"And to these CBP officers saying they felt 'threatened' by me — They were literally discussing making a GoFundMe for an officer who attacked my on my tour. They confiscated my phone, and they were all armed. I'm 5'4".They're just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior," she tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez's office did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment on the documents.
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