In his latest outrage, King has posted a video of himself on Twitter in which he is seen drinking water from a detention centre toilet fountain, apparently as part of a bid to counter concerns raised by Democrats about the conditions being endured by asylum seekers held in the camps in Texas.
Hello Maura: Thank you for covering my town hall, attended by 103 people, in Eagle Grove today. I hope you will inc… https://t.co/Rd16Cvk0MQ
Popular New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had specifically made the claim that migrants behind held in the Border Patrol-run facilities were being reduced to drinking from the toilet after she and fellow members of her party returned from a fact-finding visit to the centres in July with upsetting stories about what they had witnessed there.
Just left the 1st CBP facility.
I see why CBP officers were being so physically &sexually threatening towards me.… https://t.co/nNHJgoLLC5
King's clip was a response to NBC journalist Maura Barrett, who had attended his town hall event in Eagle Grove and reported back on the representative telling his audience about the water being perfectly safe to drink.
Rep. Steve King says that he drank from the toilet-fountain hybrid at migrant detention facility, and the water was… https://t.co/UQKUWMtNNs