Democratic staffers barred from touring border facilities after rude previous behavior

Democratic staffers barred from touring border facilities after rude previous behavior
Taking it to The Man, Scene 1. Ocasio-Cortez in Tornillo, TX, June 2018. Twitter video, Ocasio-Cortez

We all know what happens to schoolchildren who can’t behave in class. They are sent to the principal’s office. But what happens to them when they grow up and still act out of turn? This: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) barred Democratic House Oversight Committee staffers from entering border facilities this week following previous visits in which they were accused of being “disruptive” and “rude.”

Staffers, at the direction of Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), inspected facilities last week and had planned to tour more this week. But their behavior on previous visits – which reportedly included skipping portions of the tour, being “rude” to officers, and even refusing to leave the site at the conclusion of the tour – led to them being barred from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities this time around.

They will still be permitted to attend two-hour tours of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities.

Does Texas have a constitutional right to defy Supreme Court on protecting its border?

The resistance party, especially wide-eyed low-level staffers and interns, think rules don’t apply to them. They think acting like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, treating law enforcement with disrespect and disdain, is the way normal people behave.

DHS isn’t having it.

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Perhaps the most egregious sin – though we suspect DHS is being polite when they say the staffers were simply “rude” – is remaining in a secure area past the time allotted. DHS complained that such actions “interfered” with law enforcement operations.

Rather than learning and understanding that their childish behavior was unacceptable, committee staffers allegedly said they would continue to refuse to abide by the rules in future visits. Thus the banishment.

Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs Christine Ciccone wrote to Cummings that “Committee staff repeatedly stated that they do not intend to abide by DHS guidelines.”

It’s behavior like this that has led unhinged liberals to believe they do not have to respect law enforcement, emboldening some to take actions such as hanging a Mexican flag in place of the American flag at one ICE facility and even conducting an attempted terror attack at another. (RELATED: Former Obama Border Chief: Elected Leaders Like AOC to Blame For Terror Attack on ICE Facility)

Here’s something that’s really rich: The Democratic staffers are also accused of crossing the border into Mexico illegally. Who could have predicted liberals wouldn’t respect border rules?

Ranking committee member Jim Jordan, in a letter to Cummings, advised him that the staff crossed into Mexico “without consultation from the Department of State.”

“Several Border Patrol agents told us the nasty rhetoric from Democrats in Congress – one Member of this committee even likened them to Nazis – hurts morale and makes some agents reluctant to tell people what they do for a living,” Jordan added, taking a clear shot at Ocasio-Cortez.

Last month, Ocasio-Cortez toured illegal immigrant holding facilities where witnesses said she “was crying and screaming and yelling” at border agents, then emerged by lying about women being forced to drink from toilets.

These Democratic staffers are simply emulating the behavior of the new face of the Democrat party.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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