During the exchange, Ocasio-Cortez constantly tries to pin Homan down on the topic of separating families due to a zero tolerance memo that he signed off on.
"The recommendation, of the many you recommended, you recommended family separation," she said to Homan.
Homan responded: "I recommended zero-tolerance. The same it is with every U.S. citizen parent that gets arrested with their child."
As AOC pushed further, Homan broke it down into a very simple example that left AOC stunned and without a retort momentarily.
Homan continued: "If I get arrested for a DUI and I have a young child in the car, I'm going to be separated."
AOC pushed back on asylum seekers, saying that the act of seeking asylum was not illegal.
"If you want to seek asylum, then go to a port of entry. Do it the legal way. The attorney general of the United States has made that clear," Homan said back, leaving AOC speechless and fumbling with her papers.