Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Senator Ted Cruz was blocked from filming at a Border Patrol facility by a Biden staffer amid transparency concerns that the administration is hiding the disastrous border crisis from the American people.
“Please give dignity to the people. Please give dignity to the people…Please respect the people, the rules,” said the staffer as she blocked Ted Cruz from taking a video of the horrifying scene.
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
“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,” said Cruz.
“Please don’t treat the people as such,” said the staffer. Cruz responded, “your policies are unfortunately trying to hide them.”
“I understand that you were instructed,” said Cruz. “I respect them, and I want to fix this situation, and the administration that you work for is responsible for these conditions.”
In what could be described as the most devastating result of the pro-illegal immigration policies of the Biden administration, the nation faces an extreme migrant surge at the US-Mexico border, resulting in massive overcrowding at Border Patrol facilities. This comes shortly after Biden ended many Trump-era policies that bolstered border security.
For a side-by-side comparison, the first photo is from my trip to the border in 2019–the second is from today. Plenty of space to walk around and safely spread out. Tell me this isn’t a crisis. https://t.co/ING6lsNYor pic.twitter.com/ujQXNxkQKD
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) March 26, 2021
“I guess I should be flattered people are coming because I’m a nice guy, that’s the reason that it’s happening, I’m a decent man, or however it’s phrased, that’s why they’re coming, because Biden’s a good guy. The truth is nothing has changed,” said Biden.
At the press conference, Biden also suggested that he will continue to hide the crisis from the American people until after he’s already dealt with it. “Given the conditions that were just laid out at the migrant facilities at the US border, will you commit to allowing journalists to have access to the facilities that are overcrowded moving forward?” asked a reporter.
REPORTER: Will you commit to transparency and allow us to see the facilities where children are packed together?
BIDEN: lol no pic.twitter.com/em1DzY0INR
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 25, 2021
“I will commit when my plan, very shortly, is under way to let you have access to not just them but other facilities as well,” said Biden. “I will commit to transparency, and as soon I am in a position to be able to implement what we’re doing right now. One of the reasons I haven’t gone down, I, uh, all my, my chief folks have gone down, is I don’t want to become the issue.”
President Donald Trump spoke out against the Biden administration for its pro-illegal immigration policies and their handling of the border crisis, revealing that he may visit the southern border “probably over the next couple of weeks” on a phone interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro. “The wall was just a few weeks away from being completed,” noted President Trump.
“There’s no leadership. You have to see the squalor, the children, and frankly people that have come into the country when you look at what’s happening, the dirt and the filth of those places, that’s why they’re not letting the press in. And frankly if that were me, the press would be going crazy. It’s a very dangerous situation. It’s horrible for our country. They’re going to destroy our country,” said President Trump.