“Please give dignity to the people,” the staffer lectured to Cruz as she hides kids lying down shoulder-to-shoulder.
Sen. Ted Cruz accused President Joe Biden of sending a staffer to the border to stop the Republican delegation from taking pictures and video at the facility in Donna, TX.
How far is Joe Biden going to stop the American people from seeing inside the Donna CBP facility?
Biden sent a political operative from DC to block our cameras and even threatened another senator to obstruct legitimate congressional oversight. pic.twitter.com/vHT2U7Nh1z
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 28, 2021
From Fox News:
“Please give dignity to the people. Please give dignity to the people. … Please respect the people, the rules,” the staffer told Cruz while blocking his camera with her face.
“So you work for the commissioner, you’re a senior adviser, you were hired two weeks ago and you’re instructed to ask us to not have any pictures taken here because the political leadership at DHS does not want the American people to know it,” Cruz said.
“Please don’t treat the people as such,” the staffer responded.
“Your policies are unfortunately trying to hide them. I understand that you were instructed,” Cruz said. “I respect them, and I want to fix this situation, and the administration that you work for is responsible for these conditions.”
Cruz and his Texas colleague Sen. John Cornyn brought a bunch of Republican senators to the border since the Biden administration won’t allow the media to tour the facilities.
“The Donna facility where that video you just showed was taken, the Donna facility is this giant tent city that they’ve built,” said Cruz on Fox News. “It’s massive. It’s designed to hold a thousand people but under Covid restrictions, its capacity is 250. It right now has over 4,000 people in it. It is at a 1,500% capacity and that meant you saw in these cages children, little boys and little girls, side by side, they’re not 6-feet apart.”
He concluded: “In that facility, children are testing positive for Covid at roughly a 10% rate.”
These are the pictures the Biden administration doesn’t want the American people to see. This is why they won’t allow the press.
This is the CBP facility in Donna, Texas.
This is a humanitarian and a public health crisis. pic.twitter.com/UlibmvAeGN
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 26, 2021
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