Republicans made a trip to one of Joe Biden’s overcrowded U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities – where a woman who identified as a “senior Biden adviser” tried to ban Sen. Ted Cruz from taking photos of the horrid conditions of the facility.
“We sent a photographer along to document it, but he was banned,” Fox News host Maria Bartiromo said. “He was told, you’re not coming. When the senators tried to take cell phone pictures and videos, they too were hassled. Texas Senator Ted Cruz recorded a confrontation he had with a Biden handler sent by DHS to stop them.”
Cruz released footage of his fiery exchange with the Biden official who was determined to block him from recording the way the Biden admin is treating migrants. In the footage the woman can be seen repeatedly positioning herself to stand in front of Cruz, interfering with the Texas senator’s view of the jam-packed migrant facility.
The alleged Biden official repeatedly barked at Cruz to “give the people dignity and respect,” to which Cruz responded by pointing out that what the Biden administration was doing to the migrants was not treating the migrants with dignity and respect.
During an interview with Fox News. Cruz later referred to the current situation on the border as “the worst that I have ever seen,” calling it a “full-blown crisis.”
“And that meant you saw in these cages, children, little boys and little girls, side by side. They’re not six feet apart. They’re not three feet apart. They’re not even six inches apart. They’re lying on the floor. There are no beds. They’re lying on the floor side by side. They’re covered with aluminum foil emergency blankets,” Cruz said.
“And in that facility, the children there are testing positive for COVID at roughly a 10 percent rate. So, they’re locking them in these cages where COVID in a pandemic is a real risk. It is inhumane. It is unconscionable. And it’s the direct result of the political decisions that Joe Biden has made.”
“There is nothing humane about what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are doing at the border,” Cruz later added.
“They’re subjecting kids to horrific abuse. They’re endangering their lives in a pandemic by keeping them locked up in cages right on top of each other. And then they’re releasing illegal aliens into the United States who are testing positive for COVID at a rate seven times higher than the U.S. population.”
Cruz is not the only one who was harassed by alleged Biden officials over his recordings of the Biden cages. Republican Sen. Mike Braun also told The Washington Examiner that a Biden aide involved in the tour of the facility “asked that he delete his photos. Like others on the trip, he didn’t.”
“There was one of Biden’s representatives,” he told the Examiner. “I felt sorry for the lady because she actually talked to me about deleting a picture, but by the time she got to me, all those other pictures were taken, and that shows you the hypocrisy. None of us would have gone down there if we were going to be muzzled,” said Braun, who added that Border Patrol also asked that no photos be taken, but that “they were telling us that because they had to.’”
Other members of the party that toured the facility also released pictures they took. Sen. James Lankford posted photos of the overcrowded holding facility where he said that “pods” designed to hold 80 children were packed with more than 700.
“I know why President Biden doesn’t want the media to be here – because we do have an open border,” Lankford said on Friday. “If you were an unaccompanied minor, you were sent over to the Donna facility, which we went over and visited. That facility is designed for 80 people in a pod, and they had 709 people… literally wall to wall in every one of the little plexiglass cells that they have, and people flooding out into the hallway,” Lankford said.
Following his visit, Braun wrote a letter to President Joe Biden calling on him to visit the border himself.
“The crisis surrounding this surge makes it a moral imperative for you to see firsthand what is happening—and not the sanitized version of the border tour taken by some of my congressional colleagues,” Braun wrote. “Having personally gone this week, I can testify to this being an inhumane, unsustainable, and dangerous situation.”