Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh went on a racist rant about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) account of the “horrifying” conditions that she found for migrants detained by the U.S. after crossing the Mexico border.
Ocasio-Cortez and other Democratic lawmakers visited a Customs and Border Protection detention facility in Texas on Monday. She described “systemic cruelty” and recalled one woman telling her an agent had suggested she drink from a toilet if she needed water.
Other lawmakers present backed up Ocasio-Cortez’s description of what they saw. CBP officials later said all detainees had “access to clean drinking water.”
But Limbaugh used Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Rush Limbaugh Show” to accuse Ocasio-Cortez of lying. He also repeatedly pronounced her name with an exaggerated accent, claimed she was “addicted to getting noticed” and called her fellow lawmakers a “gaggle of hysterical women.”
Limbaugh suggested that drinking water from a toilet could be “a step up for some” of the migrants “based on what the left is telling us their homelands are like.”
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