Ted Cruz Blocked from Taking Photos Inside CBP Facility by 'Biden Official' - WATCH
Texas senator attempts to expose conditions at Donna migrant detention center
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says an alleged "senior advisor" in Joe Biden's administration blocked him from taking photos inside the migrant detention facility in Donna, Texas.
Cruz attempted to expose the conditions inside the overcrowded U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility but was shut down by the unidentified "Biden official."
On Sunday, Cruz shared a video showing the official attempting to block him from taking photos of migrants who were being detained in the Donna facility.
During an interview with Cruz on Fox News, host Maria Bartiromo said one of the network's own photographers was also banned from the facility.
“We sent a photographer along to document it, but he was banned,” Bartiromo said.
"He was told, 'you’re not coming.'"
"When the senators tried to take cell phone pictures and videos, they too were hassled," Bartiromo added.
"Texas Senator Ted Cruz recorded a confrontation he had with a Biden handler sent by DHS to stop them.”
Cruz tweeted out footage of the heated exchange that he had with the alleged Biden official, who repeatedly positioned herself to stand in front of Cruz while he was attempting to record what was going on.
The alleged Biden official repeatedly barked at Cruz to “give the people dignity and respect,” to which Cruz responded by pointing out that what the Biden administration was doing to the migrants was not treating the migrants with dignity and respect.
UNREAL.— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) March 28, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz says this video shows a senior Biden advisor trying to block him from showing us the inhumane conditions that migrants are being kept in thanks to Biden's disastrous policies at the border.
So much for Dem's contrived concern over kids in cages, right? pic.twitter.com/Ef8w19hut1
During the Fox News interview, Cruz said that the current situation on the border was “the worst that I have ever seen.”
He called the situation a “full-blown crisis.”
"And that meant you saw in these cages, children, little boys and little girls, side by side,” Cruz said.
"They’re not six feet apart.
"They’re not three feet apart.
"They’re not even six inches apart.
"They’re lying on the floor.
"There are no beds," the senator explained.
"They’re lying on the floor side by side.
"They’re covered with aluminum foil emergency blankets.
"And in that facility, the children there are testing positive for COVID at roughly a 10 percent rate.
"So, they’re locking them in these cages where COVID in a pandemic is a real risk.
"It is inhumane. It is unconscionable.
"And it’s the direct result of the political decisions that Joe Biden has made.”
“There is nothing humane about what Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are doing at the border,” Cruz later added.
“They’re subjecting kids to horrific abuse.
"They’re endangering their lives in a pandemic by keeping them locked up in cages right on top of each other.
"And then they’re releasing illegal aliens into the United States who are testing positive for COVID at a rate seven times higher than the U.S. population.”
Cruz also highlighted the actions that the Biden administration has taken that he said have contributed to causing the current crisis to unfold.
Among the items that Cruz listed off was halting the construction of the border wall.
He also pointed to Biden reinstating the catch-and-release policy and ending the Remain in Mexico agreement.
Cruz said that Democrats believe “that the more illegal immigration we have, the better, because they believe, if you let all the illegal immigrants in, and then you make them all citizens, that they will eventually vote Democrat and keep Democrats in power.”