AOC, Kellyanne Conway trade blows over the treatment of migrants in detention
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway traded blows on Twitter Tuesday afternoon over the treatment of migrants in federal custody on the southern U.S. border.
In a Tuesday morning Fox and Friends interview, Conway said that Ocasio-Cortez's claim that detained migrant women had drunk from toilets in a Border Patrol facility was "outrageous."
Ocasio-Cortez was part of a congressional delegation that traveled to the southern U.S. border to tour Border Patrol facilities Monday where children and families had reportedly been held in poor conditions. After her visit, she'd tweeted saying that "Officers were keeping women in cells w/ no water & had told them to drink out of the toilets."
Ocasio-Cortez later responded to Conway on Twitter, accusing the White House adviser of defending and muddying the "clear and indefensible."
Conway shot back later, saying that Ocasio-Cortez was "all talk, no dollars," and noted that Ocasio-Cortez had voted against a recently passed humanitarian relief bill.
Last week, following reports of poor detention conditions for migrants, Congress passed a $4.6 billion funding bill to provide humanitarian relief on the southern U.S. border. Ocasio-Cortez was one of 95 House Democrats to vote against the bill, citing concerns about a lack of protection for migrant families and children. President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Monday.