Sen. Ted Cruz feuded with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday regarding the “Biden cages” in which migrant children are being kept at the border.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Cruz referred to the border facilities housing migrant children as “Biden cages.”
“How many children have been in the Biden cages in calendar year 2021?” Cruz asked Mayorkas.
“Senator, I respectfully disagree with your use of the term ‘cages,’” Mayorkas responded.
“Fine, you can disagree with it,” Cruz answered. “How many children have been in the Biden cages? I’ve been to the Biden cages, I’ve seen the Biden cages. How many children have you detained at the Donna tent facility in the cages you built to hold kids? How many children have been in those cages?”
“I, respectfully, am not familiar with the term ‘cages’ and to what you are referring,” Mayorkas retorted.
“There are enclosures in which they are locked in, in which I took photographs and put them out because you block the press and didn’t want people to see the Biden cages,” Cruz explained.
“I will have to circle back with you with a precise number,” Mayorkas answered.
Cruz then held up a photo he took when he visited a border facility in Donna, Texas, back in March. The photo shows children sleeping and playing on small cots on the floor and enclosed by a colorful plastic wall about two feet high.
“How many kids have been in these positions?” Cruz asked.
Mayorkas continued to deny that children are housed in cages, at which Cruz asked, “What are these walls?”
Cruz then continued pressing Mayorkas, this time asking him whether either the President or Vice President have made it a priority to visit the southern border and take a look at the conditions in the Donna facility.
Mayorkas confirmed that neither one of the two have been to see the facility.
The Texas senator peppered the Homeland Security secretary with a slew of additional questions. Cruz asked Mayorkas how many women have been sexually assaulted or trafficked into the U.S. this year, as well as how many children have been sexually assaulted as they were entering the U.S. illegally.
He also asked how many illegal immigrants who tested positive for COVID-19 were released and how many with criminal records were released.
“How many murderers have you released?” Cruz asked. “How many rapists have you released? How many child molesters have you released?”
Mayorkas responded to each question, claiming that he did not have the data to answer.
Cruz later pivoted his attacks towards his Democratic Senate colleagues. “Has any Democratic member of this committee given a damn enough to see the children being locked up by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because of your failed immigration policies?” Cruz asked the Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee.
Biden’s immigration policies have proven to be such a colossal failure for America and the public is fully aware of that despite mainstream media’s efforts to cover it up.
An October Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found that only 35% approve of the job Biden is doing on immigration, while its likely that the real number is even lower.
Author: Caiden Berkley