Cruz Accuses the Biden Admin of Wanting To ‘Hide’ From the Border Crisis

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is blasting the Biden administration, saying it wants to “hide” from the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border by blocking the media’s access to migrant facilities.

The senator explained to reporters that he is bringing a group of 17 senators to the southern border on Friday.

“We’re going to be examining the facilities where illegal aliens are detained,” he said. “We’re going to be meeting with border patrol. We’re going to be meeting with the leadership.”

Cruz added, “The most astonishing part of it is the Biden administration is enforcing a total blackout of the press.”

There are news outlets that wanted to join the group of senators and bring cameras, according to Cruz, but the Biden administration said, “There would be no press, no photographs, no TV cameras” and “no transparency whatsoever.

Cruz noted he has served in the Senate for nine years and visited the border several times.

Check out his remarks below:

“I’ve been to the border when Barack Obama was president. I’ve been to the border when Donald Trump was president. Neither the Obama administration nor the Trump administration blocked the press out and the Biden administration wants to hide from the crisis that is unfolding on the southern border.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing Monday that details about the media’s access to border facilities would be coming soon.

“First of all, we are working to finalize details, and I hope to have an update in the coming days,” Psaki told reporters.

She added, “We are working through with the Department of Health and Human Services, and also the Department of Homeland Security to ensure privacy and to ensure that we are following Covid protocols. We remain committed to transparency, and of course as I noted last week, we certainly want to make sure the media has access to this sites.”

ABC News received an exclusive look at videos and photos of two migrant facilities in Texas released by the Biden administration, as IJR reported.

Responses

  1. States don’t have to follow directives from the Feds. They can protect their own borders as they see fit.

  2. Kinda like you did when you took off for a fun family vacation as the people of Texas suffered crusty Cruz? Lol
    Unlike the Trump cultists here on IJR, I’ll call out Biden when I think he screws something up. And although the mess started with Rump, Biden did not anticipate the surge that would result when he became president. Hopefully he will be able to juggle yet another ball in the air. His message needs to be clear though. But unlike Rump, he’s not tearing babies and toddlers away from their mothers and then unable to reunite them!!

    1. Joe and Barry started the cages. We don’t know what’s going. This transparent administration is not very transparent. Where is the mouth frothing anti Trump press? Yeah you calling it out

    2. You think a private crisis is a public event. Blame the EMC, the Southern Companies, the Counties Water Systems: not politicians. They’re not responsible.

      1. Huh?? What language or point are you trying to make Ronald?? Misdirection is my guess..

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