AOC Mocks Reporter for Wearing Protective Vest at Border — Gets Dragged for Making Fun of the Crisis

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took to social media on Thursday to criticize a reporter for wearing a protective vest and faced backlash from those saying she was mocking the border security crisis.

Ocasio-Cortez has criticized immigration enforcement as “dangerous.” She posted on Twitter Thursday night, going after a Fox News reporter who was wearing a protective vest while filming.

“Does ‘live from the border’ mean Party City?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Fox is really out here doing the most on a budget to make the border look more dangerous than it is.”

Many conservative Twitter accounts pushed back against her comments, setting the record straight on the reality of what is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Read reactions to the mocking tweet below:

 

“They caught 8 people at the border during their segment but ok,” tweeted Caleb Hull.

One account pointed out that she was going after an African American journalist.

“Why are you mocking a young African American reporter doing his job?” wrote the user.

The reporter also responded to her tweet, saying that Border Patrol required him to wear a protective vest due to the area he was filming in.

“Congresswoman, I’m sure the Border Patrol Laredo Sector, would be happy to give you a full briefing on the crisis here on the border,” said Lawrence Jones. “How about you join me & see for yourself. We just capture 8 illegals 3 minutes ago. Thankfully they weren’t armed like the others 2 days ago.”

He also further commented on Fox News about the situation, saying that the border security situation is more dangerous than some would like to believe.

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He said that Border Patrol “told me to put it on to keep us safe here. Just two months ago, there was a shooting. … We control this side of the border, but the cartel controls the other side of the border. There’s been gunfights.”

As IJR reported, multiple officials have called the situation a crisis and have called for action. DHS has sent military reinforcements to help border security agents and President Trump has allocated funds to build a stronger border.

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Screwtape
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Mr. Jones poses a serious question. If the border is so safe and there’s no crisis, why isn’t she there to prove it? I suppose making videos while snacking and assembling furniture is more important.

Hint to Socialist Barbie, it’s unbecoming to talk while chewing.

banstan
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Yeppers. The prog/left/lib SUPERSTAR speaks again and my belly is hurtin from the laughter.

General Confusion
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Lawrence said that the border security situation is more dangerous than some would like to believe.

He got confused where he was and thought that he was on the West Bank border where Israeli solders kill unarmed people, such as people in wheelchairs, children and emergency response workers.

Got room in there for your snacks and powerbars?

Phyllis Softa
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Actually, should we not all be wearing bulletproof vests? The border is still America. America where R’s are opposed to restricting gun rights to convicted domestic abusers and the terrorist watch list.

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