Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time playing up to the cameras when testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee.
The liberal firebrand stood by her uncorroborated claims that detained migrants were forced to drink from toilet bowls in a passionate hearing that featured her and her extreme allies.
Per Fox News:
The House Oversight Committee hearing Friday on child separation included a host of high-profile witnesses. Among them were the freshman Democratic lawmakers — known informally as the “Squad” — who recounted their recent visit to the border, which itself became a flashpoint in the already raging debate over the migrant surge, poor conditions at detention centers and who’s to blame.
At the hearing, Ocasio-Cortez maintained: “This is a manufactured crisis because the cruelty is manufactured.”
The lawmaker — who demanded to be sworn in before her testimony despite Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., noting this was not normally done — said that blame was not to be placed on border agents, but on the Trump administration. She took aim at senior adviser Stephen Miller.
Testifying next, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, broke into tears as she recalled what she saw at the border, and also scolded President Trump and others for using the phrase illegal immigrants.