The Republican senator from Oklahoma described seeing migrant children "taking turns lying down on the floor because there's no space for them to be able to be there."
The detainees said they have serious underlying medical issues that would exasperate their condition if they were to also contract coronavirus.
"Why is the government bankrolling a shuttered facility on behalf of a for-profit company?" asked Representative Mark Pocan of Wisconsin.
Republican lawmaker Steve King said he drank out of the toilet but then described what sounded like a water fountain attached to the toilet.
Staffers of the House Oversight Committee were allegedly told troubling accounts by migrant detainees, including toddlers forced to eat burritos and kids told to drink spilled soup off the floor.
"No child should be a pawn in a scheme to manipulate our immigration system," DHS chief Kevin McAleenan told reporters on Wednesday.
Republican Senator John Kennedy strongly rebuked Ocasio-Cortez's comments about migrant detention centers. "Her hypocrisy is breathtaking," he said.
"We need to shut this down, because what this is, is a warehouse for children for profit," said one Democrat who toured a Florida child migrant detention center.
Wayfair employees voiced their concern about making furniture for the detention and asked their bosses to cease, but the executives said continue the order.
Invoking language historically used to stigmatize immigrant populations, Ingraham likened letting migrants enter the U.S. to playing Russian Roulette.
"Its completely inappropriate, it's reckless, it's irresponsible, it's misinformed, and it's flat out wrong," ICE executive director Mark Morgan said.
"The government does not appear to have the ability or the will to make it happen," Avenatti told Newsweek. "We're going to see if we can make it happen."
The recording was released amid a backlash over Trump's border policy.
On Monday, Texas Representatives called on the Trump administration to investigate the conditions that allegedly led to 23-year-old Laura Monterrosa and others becoming victims of sexual abuse at T. Don Hutto.