Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez underscored her support for Joe Biden for president on the grounds that “we have kids in cages,” a reference to children of illegal aliens who are detained in separate facilities at the border. But the New York congresswoman seems to be forgetting (or ignoring) that the practice originated under the Obama administration, in which Biden served as vice president. AOC cites kids cages
The New York socialist and symbol of the new Democratic party delivered the criticism of Trump administration policy in an interview with the ladies of “The View” in mid-April.
“I think, you know, I think right now just the stakes are too high when it comes to another four years of Trump,” she claimed, adding, “My community especially has been so impacted, and it’s, you know, for a lot of communities, this is an issue of life and death. We’ve had kids in cages.”
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“One of these two candidates are [sic] going to be elected president of the United States,” she went on. “It’s either going to be Joe Biden or it’s going to be Donald Trump, and I think it’s important to, you know, communicate some empathy.”
Where were those calls for empathy when Biden, along with former President Barack Obama, was the one placing kids in temporary holding areas?
Photos of children at a migrant holding facility have gone viral on social media. The pictures are from 2014. They were originally posted with this azcentral article about unaccompanied migrant children who were transported to a facility in Arizona. https://t.co/2DXdszR0SU
— azcentral (@azcentral) May 27, 2018
There When They Were Built
Thomas Homan, the executive associate director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under Obama, says he was there when they were building the cage-like structures to house illegal aliens.
“I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under Secretary Jeh Johnson,” Homan explained at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies. “I was there when it was built.”
It would seem empathy for children is something that didn’t exist the last time Biden was in a position of authority.
In fact, Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez are so delusional that they tried to blame Trump for a photo of kids in cages taken in 2014. Barack Obama was president at the time.
Or, like illegal alien/left-wing author Jose Antonio Vargas, shared fake photos of kids in cages and were outed by left-wing site Snopes:
Why would you tweet a photo when you have no idea what the source is? This is a staged photo that was part of a protest: https://t.co/z5OO4zEVf9
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) June 13, 2018
Speaking of staging things, Ocasio-Cortez got her crocodile tears on and communicated some fake empathy during a trip to a detention center in El Paso, Texas in 2019.
Before @AOC hit the national stage & was just a fairly unknown House candidate frm NYC,she took time awy frm her campaign & came dwn to #Tornillo to protest the #tentcity housing migrant children.I made these previously unpublished fotos a yr ago today. #elpaso #aoc #onassignment pic.twitter.com/SWyyI1XVt9
— Ivan Pierre Aguirre (@i_p_a_1) June 25, 2019
Funny how nobody cared enough to at least fake tears when Obama and Biden were doing the same exact thing.
Ocasio-Cortez might want to cite different reasons for supporting Biden in the future. Otherwise, this will become another travesty from his two terms as vice-president that he’ll have to explain.
Cross-posted with the Mental Recession
AOC cites kids cages