Texas Gov Blames Biden as Reports of Sexual Abuse of Child Migrants Emerge
Governor Greg Abbott demands White House closes facility at center of allegations
The Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has slammed Joe Biden as reports emerge of migrant children being sexually abused at a government facility.
Gov. Abbott says the White House is to blame for the child sex assaults and is demanding that the Biden administration shuts down the San Antonio facility at the center of the allegations.
During a Wednesday evening press conference, the governor said he received tips that alleged the children at the Freeman Coliseum facility are being sexually abused.
He said they also suffering from other health conditions due to not eating enough.
Abbott pointed the finger directly at Biden for the treatment of the children.
"These problems are a byproduct of President Biden’s open border policies and the lack of planning for the fallout for those disastrous policies," Abbott told reporters.
The governor said that separate complaints were sent to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on Wednesday.
The complaints allege four different kinds of child abuse.
The agencies then informed the state leadership.
I'm asking @TxDPS & TX Rangers to investigate allegations of child abuse & neglect inside the Freeman Coliseum migrant child facility.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) April 7, 2021
Biden's open border policy caused this crisis. I'm calling on the administration to shut down the facility immediately. pic.twitter.com/wbjiB6lVzR
Abbott said allegations of sexual assault, an insufficient number of staffers, children not eating were the most critical complaints the Texas government has received.
He also warned of the inability to separate COVID-19 positive children from virus-free children.
"In short, this facility is a health and safety nightmare," Abbott told reporters.
"The Biden administration is now presiding over the abuse of children."
He said the White House must immediately shut down the facility.
The governor called on the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers to immediately open an investigation into the allegations surrounding child abuse.
"The Biden administration caused this crisis and has repeatedly failed to address it," Abbott said.
"The administration failed to plan for the influx of children that they invited to come.
"Now they face allegations of despicable child abuse and neglect."