“I actually went into that cell where it was reported they were advised they had to drink out of the toilet. I took a drink out of there. And actually it was pretty good!
“So I have a videotape and I smacked my lips but I didn’t send it out because this issue really needs to go into the rear view mirror. Why do I bring it up now, you ask? That was a littler personal experience.
“It’s not drinking out of the toilet, it’s drinking out the water fountain that’s integral with the back of the toilet. But I think there was a little language barrier there and that’s how we got that misinformation.” – GOP Rep. Steve King, speaking today at an Iowa town hall.
At today’s town hall in Eagle Grove, @SteveKingIA told a story about how he drank from a toilet at a migrant facility on the border when he last visited: “actually pretty good” pic.twitter.com/JbZ5tyNzux
— Maura Barrett (@MauraBarrettNBC) September 4, 2019
How many time have they been told, THE FOUNTAIN WAS NOT WORKING, FFS OMG.
— Rachel McGonagill (@RachelMcGonagi1) September 4, 2019
This was in fact the type of toilet we saw in the cell.
Except there was just one, and the sink portion was not functioning – @AyannaPressley smartly tried to open the faucet, and nothing came out.
So the women were told they could drink out of the bowl. https://t.co/rcu9Rt6B2x
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 1, 2019