Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana ridiculed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and defended the conditions at the border detention facilities in an interview Tuesday.
Kennedy was asked to reply to claims from Ocasio-Cortez that the detention centers were being run like a "concentration camp."
"Let me be frank. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez," explained Kennedy, "someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real."
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that migrant detainees were being made to drink out of toilets, but border officials denied the claim, saying that drinking water sings were built into the urine stalls, and that this was a standard detention policy.
"She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border," Kennedy continued. "She needs to go to the Holocaust Museum and see what a concentration camp is."
He went on to say that Ocasio-Cortez bears some of the blame for the crisis.
"The problem we're having at the border, a problem that Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has helped create, is that we have 5,000 people a day, not a week, not a month, a day coming into this country. We don't have a place to put them," he explained.
"The Department of Homeland Security is out of money and the congresswoman knows that. She says the conditions are inhumane. But yet, when we send a bill over to her to vote to improve those conditions, she voted no," Kennedy continued.
"Her hypocrisy is breathtaking," he added.
"This is the bottom line," Kennedy concluded. "Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes that illegal immigration is a moral good. And she believes that the border is just a nuisance and it should be open, and I don't think that's what America believes."
Kennedy's argument against Ocasio-Cortez is backed by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (D-Texas), who pointed out that Democrats were given a chance to vote for funding to alleviate the border crisis, and didn't.
Here's Crenshaw on Ocasio-Cortez:
Crenshaw: Ocasio-Cortez is 'getting bolder with her lies' www.youtube.com