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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rips Steve King Over Toilet Water-Drinking Stunt

King faced swift backlash for drinking from a toilet fountain inside a migrant detention facility on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) drew widespread ire on Wednesday after he tweeted a video of himself drinking from a fountain attached to a toilet in a bid to show conditions inside migrant detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border aren’t that bad.

King took a swipe at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) with the post.

He claimed there was “no way” she had been “objectively honest” when she swore under oath in July that some detainees told her during a visit to one facility that they’d had to drink out of the toilet bowl because the sink was broken. King, who has a long history of making racist and white supremacist comments, claimed the video showed him drinking from the very same sink.

Ocasio-Cortez fired back:

Other Twitter users also chided King over the footage, which he posted after describing the experience at a town hall event in Eagle Grove, Iowa.

“I smacked my lips,” he told the audience, according to NBC News’ Maura Barrett.

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