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New York socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had quite the meltdown on Tuesday night when discussing the Biden border crisis.
During an Instagram Live session, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t say much of anything about the Biden administration’s handling of the crisis or their lax immigration policies.
Instead, AOC is condemning the use of the term “surge” when discussing the ongoing border crisis at the southern border.
“They wanna say, ‘But what about the surge?’” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“Well, first of all, just gut check, stop. Anyone who’s using the term ‘surge’ around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame,” she theatrically said.
“And that’s a problem because this is not a surge, these are children and they are not insurgents and we are not being invaded, which by the way is a White supremacist idea-philosophy, the idea that if another is coming in the population that this is an invasion of who we are,” the congresswoman continued.
AOC on Instagram Live talking about the border:
“Anyone who is using the term ‘surge’ around you consciously is trying to invoke a militaristic frame… This is not a surge. These are children and they are not insurgents.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 31, 2021
The mental gymnastics that are being performed here to turn the border crisis into a non-issue is astonishing.
Liberals went from calling migrant facilities “concentration camps” when Donald Trump was in office to now claiming it’s racist to call it a “surge.”
Democrats like AOC think if we call it different words, then suddenly it’s not a problem.
She also does not know what the word “surge” means.
A surge means there’s a large spike in something.
When discussing the border crisis, there’s a surge of immigrants – a large spike, and they are being treated terribly by the Biden administration.
The first two months of 2021 have seen more border encounters by CBP than in corresponding months of any of the past three years.
There were over 100,000 border encounters in February.
The Biden administration’s border crisis has gotten so bad that even CNN is calling them out for it.
An explosive report last week revealed children detained in an overcrowded government-run tent facility at the US-Mexico border say they haven’t been able to shower for days or contact their parents.
Some children get to shower about once a week and sometimes soap runs out, with only shampoo available, she said. One child told Welch she hadn’t showered in six days.
Things are so bad that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is asking DHS staff to “volunteer” to help deal with what he conceded was an “overwhelming” number of migrants at the border.
Earlier this week, Democrat West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin broke from Biden and called the migrant surge a crisis that needs to be fixed.
“Whatever message was sent — it was sure interpreted the wrong way,” he said. “It’s a crisis — oh it’s a crisis.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also did not mince his words this week when discussing Biden’s handling of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border — and he’s laying the blame on Democrats.
During an interview on Fox News, McConnell flat-out said that Biden “owns” the border crisis, and that, “It is, by definition, an emergency.”
“My definition of a crisis is when you send the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which only goes to emergencies, down to the border,” McConnell said.
“It is, by definition, an emergency. This administration walked away from the policy of the previous administration (which) was able to negotiate with the Mexican government, where people are detained on the other side of the border,” he added.