Ted Cruz mocks AOC over her silence on Biden’s border crisis

"I’m going to give a simple challenge for Representative Ocasio-Cortez and for every Democrat in this body. Go see the Biden cages with your own eyes," said Cruz.

Ted Cruz mocks AOC over her silence on Biden’s border crisis
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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz ridiculed Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a Senate floor speech on Wednesday over the congresswoman’s actions at the U.S-Mexico border when Trump was in office, compared to her meek response at the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border under President Biden. 

“I’ll tell you: I’ve been to the border. I’ve been to the Biden cages,” Cruz said. “For four years, Democrats went on and on and on, the corrupt corporate media went on and on and on about kids in cages. You couldn’t turn on the evening news without ‘hearing kids in cages.’ What they didn’t tell you is Barack Obama built those cages. And today under Joe Biden, the cages are bigger and they’re more full than they were before.”

“Mr. President, every Democrat who stood up and lamented kids in cages, in the House of Representatives, Representative Ocasio-Cortez, has a famous photo of her grasping her head by the kids in cages,” Cruz said, imitating the viral photos of AOC at the border during Trump’s presidency. “Well, I’m going to give a simple challenge for Representative Ocasio-Cortez and for every Democrat in this body. Go see the Biden cages with your own eyes.”

“Why does Joe Biden refuse to go to the Rio Grande Valley? Because if he goes, the TV cameras will come with him,” Cruz later added. “Why does Kamala Harris, who’s supposed to be the border czar, she’s supposed to be in charge of this, why won’t she go to the Rio Grande Valley? Because if she went, the TV cameras would come and would show the Biden cages. And the Democrats are counting on the corrupt corporate media to suddenly say nothing to see here. 15,000 Haitians under a bridge in Del Rio. Nothing to see here. Anyone want to know what Joe Biden’s favorite ice cream flavor is? That’s the news!”

TRANSCRIPT:

SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): I’ll tell you, I’ve been to the border. I’ve been to the Biden cages. For four years, Democrats went on and on and on, the corrupt corporate media went on and on and on about kids in cages. You couldn’t turn on the evening news without ‘hearing kids in cages.’

What they didn’t tell you is Barack Obama built those cages. And today under Joe Biden, the cages are bigger and they’re more full than they were before. Mr. President, every Democrat who stood up and lamented kids in cages, in the House of Representatives, Representative Ocasio-Cortez, has a famous photo of her grasping her head by the kids in cages. Well, I’m going to give a simple challenge for Representative Ocasio-Cortez and for every Democrat in this body. Go see the Biden cages with your own eyes.

I’ve seen them in the Donna tent facility with over 4,000 people, with little boys and little girls on top of each other. Just a couple of weeks ago, when I was in the Rio Grande Valley, the rate of COVID positivity in the Biden cages was over 22%.

And all the Democrats who talked about this, if they don’t go, if they don’t denounce the Biden cages, then they’re telling you that they’re hypocrites, that they didn’t believe it when they said it, that they didn’t care about it when they said it, that it was all politics. It wasn’t about their kids.

Why does Joe Biden refuse to go to the Rio Grande Valley? Because if he goes, the TV cameras will come with him. Why does Kamala Harris, who’s supposed to be the border czar, she’s supposed to be in charge of this, why won’t she go to the Rio Grande Valley? Because if she went, the TV cameras would come and would show the Biden cages.

And the Democrats are counting on the corrupt corporate media to suddenly say nothing to see here. 15,000 Haitians under a bridge in Del Rio. Nothing to see here. Anyone want to know what Joe Biden’s favorite ice cream flavor is? That’s the news!

Nevermind 1.2 million illegal immigrants. Nevermind when I took 19 senators down to the border, we went out on the river and saw a man floating dead in the river, who died trying to cross illegally. Nevermind the South Texas farmers and ranchers, the moms who told me, ‘I won’t let my teenage kids go out on our ranch without being armed with a loaded firearm because there are so many human traffickers and narcotics traffickers that it’s dangerous for them to go out on their own ranch.’ Nevermind the South Texas farmers and ranchers who told me at roundtables, how tired they are of going out and finding dead bodies.

You want to understand what’s happening? Say there’s no crisis? Come to Brooks County. I invite every Democrat here to Brooks County. Brooks County in South Texas, it’s just north of the border. Brooks County over and over and over again. There are dead bodies of illegal immigrants. The traffickers who are bringing them in, they’re not nice guys. They’re not humanitarians. They don’t give a damn. That means if one of the illegal immigrants is a pregnant woman, is a young child, is elderly, is sick, they just abandon them. They leave them in the rough terrain in the summer heat and over and over again the farmers and ranchers encounter dead bodies on their property where the traffickers have abandoned them.

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