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
In response, Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene declared that AOC is “lying”.
“AOC is lying and being a racist blaming ‘white supremacist.’ If she cared about children of all races, then she would be down at the border crying about the very real surge of children being trafficked in our country and stuffed in ‘cages’ due to the policies she loves,” Green wrote, referring to when AOC visited the border under the Trump administration.
.@AOC is lying and being a racist blaming “white supremacist.”
If she cared about children of all races, then she would be down at the border crying about the very real surge of children being trafficked in our country and stuffed in “cages” due to the policies she loves. https://t.co/yPzt38uudS
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) March 31, 2021
The border crisis created by the Biden administration is about to get a lot worse in the coming months.
South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham recently visited the U.S.-Mexico border with several Republican lawmakers.
During an interview on Fox News with Sean Hannity, Graham blew the whistle and said the Biden administration is staging a “giant cover-up” of the “massive system failure” as immigrants surge into the country.
“I can understand why the Biden administration would not want the American people to know what’s going on,” Graham said. “We’ll have half of Central America in the United States in a year if we don’t change these policies.”
“I saw 200-plus women and small children being processed in front of me,” Graham said. “They were going to be released into the United States within 8 hours.”
According to documents that were leaked to Axios, the Biden administration is projected that the number of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border could spiral from more than 16,000 this month to as many as 26,000 in September.
So, the administration thinks the border crisis will continue to get worse month over month until at least September.
The Department of Homeland Security has released at least more than 23,400 border-crossers into the United States interior since February.
Many Republicans have criticized Biden’s immigration policies.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went off after visiting a massive facility overflowing with illegal immigrants, saying it was “worse than we thought.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell flat-out said that Biden “owns” the border crisis, and that, “It is, by definition, an emergency.”