Watch: Cruz Shares Video of Biden Official Blocking Him From Filming Inside Border Facility

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is sharing footage of a Biden administration official who tried to prevent him from documenting the condition of a border facility where migrants are being held. 

Cruz joined more than a dozen Republican senators on a trip to the border on Friday. They received a briefing on the situation and toured the Customs and Border Protection Facility in Donna, Texas.

In a tweet on Sunday, he shared a video of the official trying to block him from recording a video to document the condition in the facility.

He wrote, “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.”

The roughly one-minute-long video shows migrants in close quarters with foil blankets. However, the view of the conditions was soon obstructed by an adviser for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“Please give dignity to the people,” the adviser says as she tries to block Cruz’s camera.

The Texas senator responded, “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.”

“You keep standing in front of the picture. So you don’t want the pictures taken. The rules are arbitrary, and they’re designed to keep the American people in the dark,” he added.

Watch the video below:

Still, the adviser asked Cruz to “please give dignity and respect to the people.”

“This is not a zoo, sir. Please don’t treat the people as such,” she said. 

Cruz fired back, “You’re right, and this is a dangerous place. Your policies are, unfortunately, trying to hide them. I understand that you were instructed… I respect them, and I want to fix this situation, and the administration that you work for is responsible for these conditions.”

He argued that the conditions in the facility were not respectful of the migrants being held there as he noted the close quarters the migrants were staying in amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The video comes as the Biden administration has faced criticism for a lack of press access to the border facilities. 

During an appearance on Fox News on Sunday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said officials are “absolutely committed” to providing press access to such facilities but declined to give a timeline for when reporters will be able to travel to the facilities. 

Responses

  1. What is her name and position? To block a U.S. Senator, of any party, is disgraceful and she ought to be fired

  2. we need to see AOC go there and start to take pics and then see if this woman blocks her… how much you want to bet AOC just like camel toes harris won’t ever go to the border while the dems have kids in cages…

  3. He should have sidestepped and pressed up against the glass so she couldn’t block the pictures.

  4. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats!! Where is the transparency? This is the same as during the Obamanation. Mad King Biden the Usurper and Divider learned very well how to say one thing to the public and do a very different thing in practice. Wacky Psaki says the press will be permitted access, but that’s another lie. Everyone knew that the Mad King would do this, that he was incompetent, but the Democrats cheated and put him in there anyway. What does that say for the Democrat party? Our nation is in grave trouble with a psychopath at the wheel.

  5. if a president is complacent with an invasion from a foreign land shouldn’t he get the firing squad for being a traitor…

  6. looked like a mexican guarding a bunch of mexican kids…. cruz should of had her arrested if he really cared…

  7. my question is simple:
    when will impeachment proceedings start on joe bia-den?
    seems to me he should be public enemy number 1.

  8. For those who didn’t get their stimulus money now you know where it went
    He is Obama all over again only 100 times worse, Joe Obama housing illegals in hotels while our homeless are left to die, treats our vets like garbage guarding the capitol made to sleep on the floor. Point this out to a liberal they call you racist Me “Putting illegals before us is racist,” liberal jumps to Trump did it lol

  9. These hotels rooms cost $69,000 per person! Now add Medicaid :$11,000. Food stamps. Cash assistance. Public school education $12,000 plus per child. First crack at HUD housing which will pay up to $2400 per month rent for a family. Free/reduced utilities, childcare, legal services.
    Taxing our working and middle class citizens into poverty. Leaving seniors/disabled to try to live on $1400/mo and having to pay 20% of all medical bills.
    Leaving minimum wage workers/families destitute, including some of our military. Leaving 14 million hungry and 2.5 million homeless American CHILDREN.
    Good job, ‘moral and decent’ Biden.
    BTW, oh decent one, tell us about the 16 credible victims of your sexual abuse and assault. Throw in a word about inappropriate showers with Ashley.

  10. Did anyone else catch the meme of Ted Cruz, dressed all in white, clutching the wire of a ‘cage’ and crying?

  11. What transparency, JObama. When these aliens are living in luxury hotel rooms for 6 months thanks to working and middle class taxpayers, be sure to include some pics of our homeless American CHILDREN.

  12. “Please treat these people with dignity and respect”

    Kind of like what you’re doing, with hundreds of people in a cage lying on the floor? That’s hardly dignified or respectful treatment.

  13. First of all, the muted plastic kept anyone from being pictured clear enough to be identified. The conditions were created by the current administration. I dont think that woman has a clue about who is being disrespected.

  14. An AOC clone.
    (The clone manufacturer even matched AOC’s I.Q. and illogical rhetoric.)

  15. How about SHE respects the people of this country! We have a right to protect our border and ourselves!

  16. “Please give dignity to the people,” the adviser says as she tries to block Cruz’s camera.” ,, so typical of Dims to hide the Truth & Facts from Americans. Tell me again WHY anyone would vote for these IDIOTS ???

  17. the same people trying to hide this demanded cameras pictures and video when trump was in office. funny how the media plays liberals for fools and laughs while the get the sheep to contradict themselves

  18. Obstructing a Congressional investigation is illegal. I hope the overzealous political operative is prosecuted.

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