UPDATED 1:26 PM PT – Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has highlighted the inhumane conditions at Joe Biden’s detention centers for illegal immigrants. During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Cruz asked Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas why Biden, Kamala Harris and other Democrats have failed to visit those detention facilities.
Back in 2018, Democrats falsely blamed President Trump for keeping migrants in cages that were built under Obama in line with the 1997 Flores Settlement. Cruz said it’s now time to hold Biden accountable for those cages.
Cruz questioned whether or not any Democrat senator on the committee has even been down to see the Biden cages. Cruz also added how migrant women and children have faced unsanitary conditions, sexual assault and human trafficking as a result of Biden’s failed policies.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 16, 2021
Meanwhile, other GOP senators gave Mayorkas a hard time over his handling of the southern border. Although, he passed the buck on the administration’s failed border and immigration policies.
“The immigration system though, is fundamentally broken, a fact that everyone agrees upon. Congress must pass legislation to fix it,” said Mayorkas.
However, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) didn’t let the secretary off the hook so easily as he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
“It’s really broken if a million people have been ordered to leave and they haven’t left,” stated Graham.
When asked if he thought his term has been successful and to grade himself, Mayorkas gave himself an “A.” Mayorkas hem and hawed when Graham then asked if he believed Afghanistan was a successful withdrawal. Sen. Graham tried for a fourth and fifth time to get a straight answer, but Mayorkas continuously failed to give one.
Sen. Graham: "Of the 1.7 million, how many people are still here?"
Sec. Mayorkas: "I would estimate, approximately 375,000." pic.twitter.com/9QsjVrAdtM
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