Sen. Cruz blasts Biden over lack of ‘truth and transparency’ amid border crisis

With a clear crisis emerging along the U.S.-Mexico border, Democratic leaders including President Joe Biden have steadfastly downplayed or denied the extent of an ongoing influx of undocumented migrants.

This has led to sharp criticism from many in the GOP, such as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who wrote a letter to the Biden administration calling out its lack of “transparency.”

“Outrageous and hypocritical”

The Texas Republican declared that “the American people are beginning to understand the gravity of the situation” despite the White House’s “refusal to admit” that the circumstances have resulted in a crisis.

Cruz revealed that he would be traveling with others in his party “to talk to the brave men and women on the ground who are working every day to stop this crisis and secure the border.”

Nevertheless, he argued that allowing elected officials to tour border facilities is not good enough, formally requesting “that members of the media be allowed to join us” because “the American people must see” what is happening.

“But your administration clearly and emphatically refused to offer press access,” Cruz complained, calling the decision “outrageous and hypocritical.”

Calling out the administration for its early emphasis on “truth and transparency,” the senator accused the president of violating his pledge.

“We are in the midst of a pandemic”

“But now, when your administration faces a crisis of your own making, you are refusing the very transparency you promised and what you demanded from prior administrations,” Cruz said.

He reiterated that message in a tweet earlier this week, declaring: “Denying the press the ability to observe, film, and report on the conditions at the border is not openness or transparency — it is hiding the truth from the American people.”

The president’s border-related actions have earned bipartisan criticism, including from U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who published photos taken inside of a border facility, which shows large numbers of detainees — including children — being held in plastic pens.

Not everyone on his side of the aisle agrees, however. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) recently asserted that it is not “appropriate” for reporters to enter immigration centers.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas blamed the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for the administration’s refusal to allow reporters into detention facilities, stating: “We are in the midst of a pandemic, we are dealing with crowded Border Patrol facilities, we are focused on our operations and the needs of the children and at the same time, we are working to provide access to those border patrol facilities when we can do so in a safe manner.”

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  1. Cruz’s has Biden’s number and all in this article is dead on…Biden is responsible for all of this…..ALL OF THIS AT THE BORDER HAS BIDEN”S NAME WRITTEN ALL OVER THIS EXTREME THREAT

    1. Biden is totally ignorant concerning the boarder and Covid. IMPEACH BIDEN before he destroys our United States any further.

      1. I agree….we need to somehow see him and the entire administration GONE!!! Prayers for the innocent children who have wicked parents who would allow them to go through this trauma. And prayers for this nation…and that the Lord will intervene and stop this harm to our nation.

  2. Did any of you know that two people drowned yesterday trying to swim to the Texas border. The border came to the river but it’s to late , could not reach them in time.Why is it not on the news, more cover up!!

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  4. Biden and Harris have proven to everyone that they are despicable. Biden needs to stop saying he is Catholic because he supports everything that is against our beliefs. He will burn in hell for what he is doing!!!

  5. Are you Democrats who elected Biden having ‘buyer’s remorse’ yet? If not, you must be as
    st___d as he is ( choose between stoned & stupid), whichever he/you are).

  6. Well hiden biden fits the liar, dont let the people see anything that shows the stupidity of my decisions.

  7. SATAN and all his followers are attempting to run this country. Democrat means demonic. They have no true interest of the USA. In the end, GOD will prevail.

  8. I RESIDE 0VER 40 YEARS IN THIS LOVING COUNTRY, NOW EXPERIENCE BAD DESPISEFUL ADMINISTRATION, OLD SICK BIDEN AND HARROS THEY FOR SURE IN FEW TEARS DESTROY AMERICA, HE SHOULD BE INPEACHED SOON AS POSSIBLE,BEFORE CHAOS ENTER WITHOUT OF CONTROL CREATING HORRIBLE SUFFERING OF HONEST AMERICANS

  9. Agree with all posts! We have a demented, inept , doddering old geezer sitting in the Oval Office, and he is bieng led down the road to destruction of our country by Piglosi, Obama and Harris! This is beyond shameful! It is atrocious! Biden is obama’s Stooge, HE will take the fall for all of obama’s Ridiculous ideas of “change”! We saw when he was in office how he set out to destroy the country, now this Biden farce is Obama on steroids! We need to stand up and demand that Piglosi, Schumer, Biden and Harris be removed from office ASAP!

  10. There is all kinds of talk talk but when are we going to have people we voted on to do our wishes, unless u have forgot these people are supose to work for US, granted some are but guys like McConell Schumer, Pelosi they have been over cooked and under done,folks the decision is in you yard.

  11. Now there is most of the democrats lying again about just what is going on at the south border. Biden is at fault for what is happening. Biden should be impeached along with Harris. Nether of them are good for our country.

  12. piggy won’t do anything about china joe as she is in it for the money and power. Throw them all in the River and don’t let them out.

  13. I am sorry for these people having left their own country. After seeing what is going on at the border crisis, they would have been better off staying in their own countries. I worry about diseases being spread when we were about to get Covid under control, I worry about drugs being sent into our country.
    What is happening under Biden across this nation is unbelievable. Lord, where is our President Trump?

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