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Ted Cruz tells AOC to ‘cry in front of Biden’s cages’ over the border debacle 


Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ripped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over conditions at the border and accused her of faking emotion when she visited the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration.

Cruz made the claims about the New York lawmaker in a call with Fox news published Wednesday, where he tried to turn the tables on searing border images from the Trump administration by terming migrant facilities ‘Biden cages.’   

‘I challenge every one of them: I challenge Biden, I challenge Harris, I challenge AOC [Ocasio-Cortez], who famously had a picture of her pretending to cry in front of a cage with children,’ Cruz told the network. 

‘Come down to the Biden cages now, which are bigger and more full,’ said Cruz, following a week where the administration acknowledged processing thousands of Haitian immigrants, with many awaiting immigration proceedings.

‘Let’s see AOC cry in front of the Biden cages. Let’s see Joe Biden or Kamala Harris or Jen Psaki say ‘there is no border crisis’ as we stand in front of the Biden cages,’ he said.

‘Let’s see AOC cry in front of the Biden cages,’ said Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, in remarks aimed at New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

He was referring to the White House press secretary and the vice president, who Biden tasked with working on ‘root causes of immigration.’

‘They are lying and they’re counting on the media to cover up their lies, and it’s incredibly cynical and it’s wrong,’ he said.

Cruz visited the border near the Del Rio bridge, where the Biden administration confronted a crisis of Haitian immigrants, and called on the other officials to do the same.

He was referencing a 2019 incident when the New York Democrat retweeted images a Texas photographer took of her own border visit.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands at the Tornillo-Guadalupe port of entry gate on June 24, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. She was part of a group protesting the separation of children from their parents after they were caught entering the U.S. under the administration's zero tolerance policy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands at the Tornillo-Guadalupe port of entry gate on June 24, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. She was part of a group protesting the separation of children from their parents after they were caught entering the U.S. under the administration’s zero tolerance policy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is embraced at the Tornillo-Guadalupe port of entry gate on June 24, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. Cruz accused AOC of 'pretending to cry.' There were claims at the time of her visit that she was not at an actual migrant facility, although a photographer said the images came from the port of entry gate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is embraced at the Tornillo-Guadalupe port of entry gate on June 24, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. Cruz accused AOC of ‘pretending to cry.’ There were claims at the time of her visit that she was not at an actual migrant facility, although a photographer said the images came from the port of entry gate

‘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,’ she wrote. ‘More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable. We need to save these kids.’

Critics accused her of crying over a parking lot, rather than a migrant facility – but Politifact reported that the photographer who took the images said it wasn’t a parking lot, but a road leading to the camp. 

PJ Media ran a correction to its original article, which was headlined: ‘AOC weeps over empty parking lot.’ 

‘Correction: It wasn’t an empty parking lot. It was the road leading to the Tornillo-Guadalupe detention facility. AOC was photographed crying outside the port of entry.’ 

The original commentary did not say that AOC was fake-crying, but that the location was a fake detention facility. 

A Cruz aide told DailyMail.com, when asked about the remark: ‘It was in reference to these viral photos of AOC and the clear double standard AOC exhibits. AOC made a HUGE deal about kids in cages under President Trump yet it’s nearly crickets from her under President Biden.’

Cruz also tore into Biden, after Border Patrol officers were reassigned amid administration outrage over images at the border, shortly before Biden referenced ‘people being strapped.’ The photographer who took those images said he did not view Haitian immigrants being whipped, and border unions said the agents were using split reins to control their horses. ‘People will pay,’ Biden vowed.

Cruz, a potential presidential candidate in 2024, accused Biden of ‘attacking the Border Patrol, vowing that they will pay for doing their job’ and ‘repeating the outright lie that they were carrying whips.’ He called it a ‘low point, even for this White House.’ 



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