Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was in an “agitated” state when she visited a Border Patrol station in El Paso, Texas, in 2019 and began screaming at a female agent, according to newly-released government memos.
The memos center around an incident that AOC claimed happened in which an agent allegedly took a “selfie” with Ocasio-Cortez, triggering AOC into a temper tantrum.
The Daily Signal reported:
Ocasio-Cortez said the Border Patrol agent—whose name is redacted in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection documents—used her cellphone to take a photograph of herself with the New York congresswoman in the background. …
Details of the episode are contained in nine pages of documents regarding the July 1, 2019, visit by Ocasio-Cortez and 13 other House Democrats to the Processing Command Center of the federal government’s El Paso station.
Later that day, Ocasio-Cortez claimed without evidence that an officer attacked her during the tour.
“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,” AOC claimed without evidence at the time. “They confiscated my phone, and they were all armed. I’m 5’4”. They’re just upset I exposed their inhumane behavior.”
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.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 2, 2019
The memos redact the name of the female agent that Ocasio-Cortez accused of taking a photograph of her and redact the names of those who wrote down what they witnessed. The memos make clear that multiple agents did not see any of their colleagues taking photos of AOC and the agent’s supervisor reviewed the agent’s phone and did not find any photos on it of AOC.
“During the briefing, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez began loudly knocking on the window of the processing area and alleged that a Border Patrol Agent (BPA) was taking a ‘selfie’ photo of her,” the Patrol Agent in Charge wrote. “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 memo says that the agent said that she had her phone out and showed her supervisor what she was looking at, which the supervisor said “had nothing to do with interior photos of the detention area.”
The Patrol Agent in Charge said that AOC went on to “personally admonish and berate” the female agent and accused her of “unprofessional conduct” and demanded that the agent “should have no contact with children.”
Another federal agent said that AOC, moments prior to the incident, had approached two women and demanded to know where a certain cell was at in the facility. The memo said AOC was so loud that it drowned out the ability to hear other people. The agent that they did not see anyone take a picture of AOC.
“Ms. Ocasio became more animated and began to stomp her foot she then said ‘I as a woman of color do not feel safe here, as women of color none of us feel safe here, nobody of color feels safe here,’” the memo states. “Ms. Ocasio then stormed out of the” area to confront the female agent.
The agent who was accused of taking a photo of AOC appeared to not even know who AOC was, according to the memo that they wrote shortly after the incident happened.
“On July 1, 2019, I heard loud banging on the window behind me while I was working inside the processing area I turned around to this lady shaking her finger at me, I was not sure why she was trying to attract my attention until Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) came to me and told me that they were accusing me of taking ‘selfie shots’ of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez,” the agent wrote. “At this time, I immediately handed my phone to PAIC to show him I had no photos of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez on my phone and he confirmed there were no photos of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. Although my phone was out, I was not taking any photos.”
A federal agent who was standing next to the accused agent said that they did not see the accused agent take any photos of AOC.
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