AOC Slams Brian Kilmeade for Comparing Detention Facilities to Crowded House Party
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went after Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday over a metaphor he used while talking about the conditions migrants are living with in detainment facilities.
Ocasio-Cortez made news on Monday when she visited a Border Patrol facility in Texas and then claimed immigration officials are telling migrants to drink water from the toilets. The topic was a recurring source of conversation for Fox & Friends, and at one point, Brian Kilmeade crafted an analogy between detention centers and an overcrowded house party.
“Picture yourself: you have a house, family of five. You have a party, you have 30 people over. Maybe you have a big party and have 100 people over and you have two and a half baths. In the beginning it would be okay with 30. Then after 100 people it would be a little bit taxed, maybe you get an outdoor facility. Can you picture 5,000? You can have the best facilities in the world but they are so overstocked…”
Kilmeade continued to argue that Border Patrol is being unfairly blamed for substandard conditions migrants are forced to live with in detainment, and his remarks were eventually noticed by Ocasio-Cortez:
What was the last “party” you went to where you:
– Were locked in a cage under armed guard
– Drank out of a toilet
– & given food of such poor nutritional value, for so long, that it gave you mouth sores? https://t.co/UfO8EQzRbI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
Watch above, via Fox News.
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