Let’s talk about photo ops pic.twitter.com/17zxQnyqSi
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 2, 2019
A newly surfaced video confirms photos that indicate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was crying in front of an empty parking lot, not suffering migrant children, during a 2018 event outside a migrant tent city that she spotlighted this week via Twitter.
Previously, photos showing the freshman congresswoman crying and covering her face with her hand suggested she was reacting to the sight of inhumane treatment of migrant children by immigration authorities.
But photos from different angles indicate she was facing an empty parking lot and police officers.
And the video posted on Twitter by Jack Posobiec, a correspondent and host for One America News Network confirms that.
Twitter user Bobby Dread noted Ocasio-Cortez was at the site visited by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a migrant “tent city” in Tornillo, Texas.
While Ocasio-Cortez claims she was reacting to seeing children in “cages,” it’s clear she was looking at a road with armed Customs and Border Protection agents guarding a building in the background, he said.
“So, it is purely staged. Notice all her photos are at an angle among the fence & not through the fence,” he wrote on Twitter. “How poignant would it have been to show migrant children trapped in the other side of the fence from Sandy Cortez? So why didn’t they? There was nothing but a building & road!”
Photos also show Ocasio-Cortez wearing a $600 dollar watch, reported Summit News.
I’ll never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them.
More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable.
We need to save these kids. https://t.co/HhdMqc5zML
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 25, 2019
WND reported earlier Tuesday that after claims by Ocasio-Cortez and others that migrant detainees in El Paso, Texas, were forced to drink from toilets and endure inhumane conditions, a Hispanic pastor toured the facility and “saw something drastically different from the stories I’ve been hearing in our national discourse.”
“Even as a veteran of immigration advocacy in the U.S., I was shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border,” said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.
In addition, the Washington Examiner reported that during Ocasio-Cortez’s visit to the Border Patrol facility Monday in El Paso, she screamed at federal law enforcement agents “in a threatening manner” and refused to tour the facility, according to two witnesses.
Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization. He has advised President Trump, and Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush on immigration reform.
The Sacramento pastor said he and the other pastors “found no soiled diapers, no deplorable conditions and no lack of basic necessities.”
He told FoxNews.com he asked border agents if they staged the facility in response to the negative press.
“They unequivocally denied it — we were witnessing the identical conditions the attorneys saw when they toured the facility days earlier,” he said.
Rodriguez said some told him the sources of the negative coverage “never toured the areas of the facility that we toured” and speculated they might have had political motivations.
The pastors said they were encouraged by the commitment of the Border Patrol and immigration officers, many of whom are Latinos.
Rodriguez said one emotional Border Patrol agent said: “Pastor Sam, what they’re saying about us is completely false. We care about these kids and have a passion for our calling.”