Obama-era Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan said recent accusations by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) about the men and women who protect the southern border were “wrong” and “reckless.”
The freshman House Democrat, speaking to her followers on Instagram Live Wednesday, said border agents are mistreating illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers based on their “national origin.”
“At least I’m not trying to cage children at the border and inject them with drugs. That’s not a mistake, that’s just hatred,” she said during a diatribe against Republicans.
Morgan responded on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” saying he would attempt to restrain his comments about Ocasio-Cortez’s rhetoric.
“The United States Border Patrol should be applauded,” he said, explaining agents have been doing the best they can since 2014, as facilities became overcrowded and they scrambled to find solutions for the safety and security of those being detained.