Today is July 3, and here are the stories I am watching.
1-Ocasio-Cortez continues to compare border conditions to ‘concentration camps.’
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has sparked controversy in recent weeks with arguably increasingly inflammatory rhetoric in her conversations about the conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite coming under fire last month for saying the U.S. government is “running concentration camps on our southern border,” Ocasio-Cortez once again made the same comparison on Twitter on Tuesday. On Monday, after traveling to a border detention center in El Paso, Texas, with almost a dozen members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, she blasted border officials as “violent” and “inhumane” while claiming agents forced detained migrant women and children to drink toilet water.
DML: Why isn’t every Jewish man and woman in Congress demanding she be removed from office?
2-Ocasio-Cortez is made to look like a liar.
Current and former immigration officials rejected the congresswoman’s allegations and accused her of pulling a political stunt. Hispanic pastors who toured the same facility Ocasio-Cortez visited said the conditions at the detention center were “drastically different” than what she described. They said they were “shocked at the misinformation of the crisis at the border.” The controversy over AOC’s latest comments come as a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration cannot categorically detain asylum seekers while they pursue their cases.
DML: Lets prepare for another 9/11, because simply releasing these people into the US is an invitation for terrorists to use the southern border at will.
3-Navy SEAL rejoices in not guilty verdict
Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher said he feels thankful and vindicated after a jury on Tuesday found him not guilty on almost all charges he was facing, including murder and attempted murder, in the 2017 killing of a teenage ISIS war prisoner in Iraq.
DML: Ridiculous he even had to deal with this case for this long.
4-Trump detractors sound the alarm as military vehicles roll in for July 4 celebrations.
Appearing on “Deadline: White House,” MSNBC’s Joy Reid insisted on Tuesday that President Trump is using the upcoming Fourth of July “Salute to America” celebration as a “threat” to Americans who oppose him.
DML: Joy Reid… I can write so much, but I think she speaks for herself.
5- Lee Iacocca has died.
Lee Iacocca, the father of the Ford Mustang and former chairman of Chrysler, has died of natural causes at his home in Bel Air, Calif., his family said Tuesday. He was 94.
DML: The first celebrity CEO, meaning the first to emerge on TV like they all do today. RIP.