AOC Challenges Trump Official on Hateful, Degrading Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group

July 24th 2019


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) pressed the DHS secretary after he denied a culture of dehumanization within Border Patrol. (Now This)

In this clip, from Now This, Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez somehow manages to remain calm and professional while grilling acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who, just a few days ago, thanked Trump for improving conditions at the southern border. She asks him question after question trying to get an explanation as to why the Border Patrol permitted 10,000 of its agents to belong to a secret Facebook group whose posts were. as she accurately described, “violent and racist,” some of them sordidly aimed specifically at her.

It’s horrendous that this group existed with seemingly tacit permission from the Border Patrol, but the disregard McAleenan has for the fact that this went as high as its chief, shines a spotlight on the threat the Trump administration poses to black and brown communities.