Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, mentioned the Biden administration is trying to cowl up the poor situations in Texas migrant holding amenities.
Cruz and fellow Republican lawmakers Reps. Chip Roy, of Texas, and Nancy Mace, of South Carolina, held a press convention after spending time with the Border Patrol in Laredo, Texas.
The lawmakers answered questions after talking about their experiences touring with Border Patrol brokers and seeing the disaster firsthand.
CRUZ, ROY SLAM BIDEN ADMIN OVER ‘MAN-MADE’ BORDER CRISIS AS FENTANYL DEATHS SKYROCKET
Whereas answering a query from the media, Cruz introduced up a earlier journey he took with 19 senators to the Donna, Texas, facility, describing it as a “big tent metropolis” with youngsters packed in with out regard for COVID restrictions.
“You had youngsters packed in there. They weren’t six ft aside, as you’d anticipate throughout a panic. They weren’t three ft aside. They weren’t three inches aside. They’re actually packed so shut collectively that they are aspect by aspect. There have been no beds. There have been no cots. There have been no mats. They’re sleeping on the ground, youngsters, wrapped up in reflective emergency blankets. They’re packed so tightly there is no room to maneuver. As I mentioned on the time we have been there, the speed of COVID positivity was over 10%,” mentioned Cruz.
Cruz then accused the Biden administration of making an attempt to hide the poor situations on the Donna migrant holding facility by not permitting press inside.
“As a result of the explanation the administration did not need press there was they did not need anybody to know what was taking place,” Cruz mentioned. “Their hope was to cowl it up. Their hope is that nobody would see the catastrophe they have been creating.”
Throughout the press convention, Cruz mentioned Border Patrol brokers are “annoyed” with the Biden administration’s missing response to the border disaster and he didn’t know “how these guys do not simply say ‘to hell with all of it’ and go away.”
“Morale has by no means been decrease than proper now as a result of the Biden administration will not let ICE do its job,” Cruz mentioned.
Roy highlighted the toll the disaster has taken on the Metropolis Below Seven Flags. “The state of Texas is beneath siege and the great individuals of Laredo are on the entrance traces of that assault.” Roy mentioned.
“The place is the president? The place is the president’s administration?” he requested. “We’re right here.”
Mace weighed in, expressing that she was “shocked” at what she noticed on the border.
Laredo marked the subsequent cease on Cruz and Roy’s journey round Texas to study extra from native officers and stakeholders about how the border disaster is affecting them.
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At a Tuesday roundtable in Bourne, Texas, Cruz mentioned the “maddening” factor concerning the disaster is that it’s the results of calculated selections by the president and vp.
“What’s so maddening is that this disaster is man-made,” Cruz mentioned. “It was brought on by deliberate political selections by this administration, by [President] Joe Biden and by [Vice President] Kamala Harris.”
The White Home didn’t present a remark to Fox Information.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox Information Digital. You will discover him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.