Congressman: Democrats Relying on Establishment Media to 'Cover up' Border Crisis
Issue undermines Joe Biden’s standing with voters more than any other
The Democratic Party is “relying” on the legacy media to cover up the human rights catastrophe at the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a sitting U.S. congressman.
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) told Fox News that the issue undermines Joe Biden’s standing with voters more than any other.
“The Democrats think that we’re going to stop talking about this, because they’re going to get the press to stop talking about it, and that’s really what’s going on right now,” Jackson said.
“They’re relying on the mainstream media to not talk about it anymore, and they think if they don’t talk about it, it will go away.”
The Biden administration has brushed aside the crisis as just a “challenge” and bottled up photos or videos from inside U.S. detention facilities to avoid negative press.
Kamala Harris, who has been tasked with overseeing the immigration crisis, has not yet visited the area since she was given the role two months ago.
Jackson said Harris had avoided the Rio Grande “because the border is a disaster and she doesn’t want to be associated with it, either. From day one, she wants nothing to do with the border.”
Meanwhile, the media, which focused on “kids in cages" throughout Trump's presidency, have now turned a blind eye to historic surges in illegal immigration.
But despite the media doing their best to cover up the crisis, a massive 68% of Americans — including 39% of Democrats, say the Biden administration is doing a “very” or “somewhat bad” job handling illegal immigration, Pew reported.
In April, illegal immigrants entering the U.S hit an all-time high.
“In all, CBP encountered 178,622 people attempting to enter the United States, a three percent increase from March, and the most encounters in a single month since April of 2000, when 182,613 illegal immigrants were apprehended,” reported the New York Post.
“We’re overwhelmed,” says the Texas congressman.
“We have 170,000 that we know crossed the border,” he continued. “March was a record year, as well.”
Jackson noted the consequences of uncontrolled, illegal immigration:
“This is a huge burden for our country economically. It’s going to be a health care crisis for us, it’s going to be a criminal and terrorism crisis for us."
"We have record numbers of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, fentanyl crossing the border.”
Last month Trump warned Biden's border crisis could “destroy our country" if it is not fixed.
Trump was asked "how dangerous” is the situation on the border and how the media would react if Trump were president and “cages” were “overflowing with kids in the middle of a pandemic.”
“They would not stand for it," Trump said.
"And they’re playing it down as much as they can play it down."
"It’s a horrible situation, could destroy our country,” Trump added.
“People are pouring in."