This is beyond cynical. It’s evil.
Exclusive: New Pics Show AOC ‘Crying’ Photo-Op Was at Empty Parking Lot
Pictures of the congresswoman crying ostensibly at the sight of migrant children turns out to be no such thing
By Tom Elliott, Grabien, June 26, 2019:
Maybe she was sad about the lack of migrant kids available for a photo op?
That’s the question we’re asking after finding new photos of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) at a border entry gate days before she won the Democratic primary.
Photographer Ivan Pierre Aguirre recently posted pictures from AOC’s trip to the border last year, which depict the congresswoman crying, presumably at the sight of migrant children being inhumanely detained.
“Before @AOC hit the national stage & was just a fairly unknown House candidate frm NYC,she took time awy frm her campaign & came dwn to #Tornillo to protest the #tentcity housing migrant children.” Aguirre wrote on Twitter. “I made these previously unpublished fotos a yr ago today.”
AOC helped bring the photos international attention after writing of the images: “I’ll never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them.”
“More kids died after this,” she added. “To date, no one has been held accountable. We need to save these kids.”
Here’s the original tweet from Aguirre:
And here is AOC suggesting she’s sobbing at the sight of migrant children being detained:
I’ll never forget this, because it was the moment I saw with my own eyes that the America I love was becoming a nation that steals refugee children from their parents,& caged them.
More kids died after this. To date, no one has been held accountable.
We need to save these kids. https://t.co/HhdMqc5zML
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 25, 2019
Grabien News searched Getty Images’ archive and located alternate-angle photos from this same event. The images, seen below, indicate AOC was crying at the sight of … an empty parking lot.
Getty photographer Joe Raedle also did not mention migrant children being visible. Here’s his description of the photos: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands at the Tornillo-Guadalupe port of entry gate on June 24, 2018 in Tornillo, Texas. She is part of a group protesting the separation of children from their parents after they were caught entering the U.S. under the administration’s zero tolerance policy.”
As you can see, from this angle AOC appears to be looking on at … an empty lot.
Perhaps that explains the tears. With a limited campaign budget, AOC didn’t have a lot of room for error.
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