Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was speechless on Friday after she tried to grill Former ICE Director Thomas Homan during a congressional hearing on immigration, the Daily Wire reported.
Ocasio-Cortez tried to get Homan to say that he was behind the hotly contested family separation policy and that he chose to separate families when there were other options available to him.
Homan said the situation was no different from children who were separated from their citizen parents when they were arrested. “If I get arrested for DUI and I have a young child in the car, I’m gonna be separated,” Homan responded. “When I was a police officer in New York and I arrested a father for domestic violence, I separated that father from their family.”
When Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that asylum seekers were not breaking the law, Homan showed that the freshman representative didn’t know what she was talking about.
“If you want to seek asylum you go through the port of entry, you do it the legal way,” Homan fired back. “The Attorney General of the United States has made that clear.” Ocasio-Cortez had no response.
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