Ocasio-Cortez graduates from gibberish to lies: Her two cents on the dead migrant child

Ocasio-Cortez graduates from gibberish to lies: Her two cents on the dead migrant child
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Timing is everything. Or, in the case of Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, nothing.

The freshman congresswoman from New York was late to react to the story of the 7-year-old Guatemalan child who died after being taken into Border Patrol custody and airlifted to a hospital. Although the cause of death — dehydration — was clearly a result of the child’s having received no food or water for several days, the Left chose to blame not her father but the border patrol. Among the accusers was the ACLU, which blamed “lack of accountability, and a culture of cruelty within CBP [Customs and Border Patrol]” for the girl’s death.

On Saturday the girls’ father confirmed the CBP’s initial report that they had done everything in their power to save the child, telling CNN he had “no complaints about how Border Patrol agents treated him and his daughter.” But that didn’t prevent Erika Andiola, a Twitter-verified “proud undocumented & unafraid Mexican-American” and “intersectional feminist” from tweeting out this bit of fiction:

As Twitchy notes, via the Washington Post, the child was initially revived at Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso, where she was taken by helicopter after suffering cardiac arrest. There, she died from complications less than 24 hours later.

But Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t have time for trifles like bothering to learn the truth. Instead of seeking out the facts, she elected to retweet Andiola’s far more heart-wrenching — and blameworthy — account for how the child died. Soon after, the tweets calling her out on for her lie started pouring in, and after learning her mistake, she deleted her own tweet without comment.

This action engendered its own tweet stream:

 

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