Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez testifies after visiting migrant camp

The New York Democrat gave a defiant, emotional testimony about her time spent at the border.
2:37 | 07/13/19

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I think one of the reasons and what has been spoken of is that there's two different universe is and it feels like we're speaking and in two different worlds. And one of the reasons for that. I believe it's because when I. When I and we'll meet our toward the border one of the first things that we were told us that we were not allowed to speak to my grants. That we were not allowed to have contact with them. That we shouldn't and this was given for reasons of cool air safety. Or reasons for or for the expediency of that war. And after and Terry and afterward you're asked Hughes surrender our cellphones. The meaning of the tore we went skiing and won the CBP officers after that morning. It being revealed. Actual public which I would also seeking an in this. To set the record. While it's revealed at Republica. A secret FaceBook group where CPP members were planning to harm. Or encouraging harm myself and congresswoman Escobar as well as mocking the deaths of my children. Each ad environment we walked into this facility we were asked to surrender our phones and guarded. People without. Egg tearing T that no one air with an act beast that group. We went him one of the officers attempted to sneak a photograph. Photograph of myself and other and other congressional members at apple ass hunter won the south. We're allowed to speak to the women and easily and that we spoke to. If they are hand right. And while. We are being asked his only top officers. We are not getting it counts might. Have beer treatments. What they are experiencing. And so when these women tell me that they were put into a sound. An back. They are seeing was not working and we have to think ourselves and the sink was not working and they were told to drink out of a toilet bowl I believe. I believe his win. I believed. The paint her source that I thought in their mouth because they were only allowed to be on nutritious food I believe someone that were sleeping on concrete floors for two months. Lee. And what was worse about this mr. chairman. With the fact that there were American flags hanging all over Heath facilities. At children being separated from their parents. You thought an American flag. That we. Weren't being called these names under an American flat.

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