Media construct, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) questioned Thomas Homan, the former Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), during a session of congress yesterday.
The smug Democrat congresswoman intended to frame a sympathetic narrative about necessary illegal entrants’ temporary family separations and legitimate asylum seekers.
Armed with scripted questions she was no match for Homan, who was armed with facts, the law, and logic:
From The Washington Examiner: “The recommendation, of the many you recommended, you recommended family separation,” the New York Democrat said to Homan.
“I recommended zero-tolerance,” he responded, referring to the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policy that resulted in migrant family separations. “The same it is with every U.S. citizen parent gets arrested with their child.”
He added, “If I get arrested for a DUI and I have a young child in the car, I’m going to be separated.”
The freshman congresswoman said asylum seekers should not be arrested because the act of seeking asylum is not a crime.
Homan snapped back, noting that some asylum seekers cross the border illegally instead of presenting themselves at ports of entry.
“If you want to seek asylum, then go to a port of entry. Do it the legal way. The attorney general of the United States has made that clear,” he told Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez said “OK” and moved on.
“Those that attack the professional integrity of those that serve and blatantly throw unsubstantiated allegations against these men and women with zero evidence of guilt are wrong and should be ashamed,” he said.
Unprepared @AOC tries to come at Former ICE Director Thomas Homan.
She gets eviscerated.
It's hard to watch.
Total savage flex by Homan at the end.
AOC *literally* left speechless.
I've never see a member get more completely & embarrassingly destroyed. pic.twitter.com/F8qn5wkp2f
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 12, 2019