Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) drew widespread ire on Wednesday after he tweeted a video of himself drinking from a fountain attached to a toilet in a bid to show conditions inside migrant detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border aren’t that bad.

Hello Maura: Thank you for covering my town hall, attended by 103 people, in Eagle Grove today. I hope you will include this video in NBC’s coverage. No way was @AOC objectively honest in her #FakeNews spin about the border. Click bait for Snowflakes! https://t.co/2mWRoxv1uW pic.twitter.com/B0kD3N5Vmj

— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) September 4, 2019

King took a swipe at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) with the post.

He claimed there was “no way” she had been “objectively honest” when she swore under oath in July that some detainees told her during a visit to one facility that they’d had to drink out of the toilet bowl because the sink was broken. King, who has a long history of making racist and white supremacist comments, claimed the video showed him drinking from the very same sink.

Ocasio-Cortez fired back:

There is a genre of videos where GOP House members – who clearly didn’t read sworn testimony that detention sinks were broken- filming themselves drinking out of toilet sinks.They’re so anti-immigrant they risk pink eye to show off that they didn’t do the reading #CloseTheCamps https://t.co/uYLxQqxSej

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 5, 2019

Other Twitter users also chided King over the footage, which he posted after describing the experience at a town hall event in Eagle Grove, Iowa.

“I smacked my lips,” he told the audience, according to NBC News’ Maura Barrett.

AOC made Steve King so mad he made a video of himself drinking toilet water. All that remains for the rest of us is to sit at her feet and learn https://t.co/qMfSanrEki

— Sam "Pun Terrorist" Thielman (@samthielman) September 4, 2019

To be fair, after 2 1/2 years with his lips continuously affixed to @realDonaldTrump’s ass, toilet water is probably a refreshing treat for @SteveKingIA https://t.co/qD3AhHCIBH

— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) September 4, 2019

Again with drinking from the toilet/water fountains. If liberals said we shouldn’t feed refugees dog food, people like Steve King would eat it and proclaim it downright tasty just to own the libs. https://t.co/X5gR7CsF6F

— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) September 5, 2019

Again with drinking from the toilet/water fountains. If liberals said we shouldn’t feed refugees dog food, people like Steve King would eat it and proclaim it downright tasty just to own the libs. https://t.co/X5gR7CsF6F

— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) September 5, 2019

steve king may be a horrible racist, but at least he loves the taste of toilet water https://t.co/XUiJWW8jWv

— Mira Gonzalez (@miragonz) September 5, 2019

Steve King drinking from a toilet fountain is the most 2019 thing ever… https://t.co/Cp6GUMZGCE

— Nick Ryan (@NicholasTRyan) September 4, 2019

This story is nuts, but one of the takeaways here is Steve King implicitly admitting that @AOC was right when she said detained migrants were forced to drink out of toilets https://t.co/Clk7fpH4UV

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 4, 2019

I will drink out of the toilet in return for Steve King exiting public life

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 4, 2019

@SteveKingIA needs to take another sip, but go lower … The controversy was over people being told to drink from the toilet bowl*, because the attached water fountains were broken #OneMoreSip https://t.co/ZzsCenFsSY

— Todd McDermott (@wpbf_todd) September 4, 2019 RELATED COVERAGE Ocasio-Cortez Explains How Trump's Racism Works 'As Cover For The Con' Stephen King Wants To Get '1 Thing Straight' About His Racist GOP Rep. Namesake Laura Ingraham Tries To Troll Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Grammar. It Backfires. Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus

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