He just dropped a VERY valid point that no one has mentioned before…
Our favorite socialist superstar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is at it again. This time she tried to pin the blame for migrant detention on ex-ICE Director Tom Homan.
Homan was a director of ICE during the Obama administration.
Ocasio-Cortez was trying to hammer Homan and blame him for the family separation policy.
Homan hit back, and left AOC speechless, which doesn’t happen every day.
Watch the entire exchange.
This is exactly what happens when a freshman congresswoman gets too big for her britches. And Ocasio-Cortez got exactly what she deserves.
She has to realize that there are people who are a lot smarter than she is, with a whole lot of experience dealing with pesky and incompetent politicians.
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “ — it says the official recommendation, there were three different options presented. The third included the option for family separation. This initiative would pursue prosecution of all amenable adults, including those presenting with the family unit. Mr. Homan, your name is on this, is this correct?”
HOMAN: “Yes, I signed that memo.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “So you are the author of the family separation policy?”
HOMAN: “I am not the author of this memo.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “You’re not the author, but you signed the memo?”
HOMAN: “Yes. A zero — a zero-tolerance memo.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “So you provided the official recommendation to Secretary Nielsen on family — for the United States to pursue family separation?”
HOMAN: “I gave Secretary Nielsen numerous recommendations on how to secure the border and save lives.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “But it says here that you gave her numerous options, but the recommendation was option three, family separation.”
HOMAN: “What I’m saying, this is not the only paper where we’ve given the Secretary numerous options to secure the border and save lives.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “And so, the recommendation, of the many that you recommended, you recommended family separation?”
HOMAN: “I recommended zero tolerance.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “Which includes family separation?”
HOMAN: “The same as with every US citizen parent gets arrested when they’re with a child.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “Zero tolerance was interpreted as the policy that separated children from their parents.”
HOMAN: “If I get arrested for DUI and I have a young child in the car, I will be separated. When I was a police officer in New York, and I arrested a father for domestic violence, I separated that father from his family.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “Mr. Homan, with all due respect, legal asylees are not charged with any crime.”
HOMAN: “When you enter the country illegally, it’s violation 8 United States Code 1325.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “Seeking asylum is legal.”
HOMAN: “If you want to seek asylum, you go through the port of entry, do it the legal way. The Attorney General of the United States has made that clear.”
OCASIO-CORTEZ: “Okay. Mr. Chair, the memo is — is submitted to the record for review.”
Src: The Federalist Papers