House Republicans want answers after CBP deletes press release on arrests of alleged terrorists

According to the Washington Examiner, two Yemeni men who are on the federal terror watch list were arrested at the U.S. border earlier this year.

A Biden administration press release announcing their apprehensions was apparently taken offline on Monday, however — and now, House Republicans want to know why.

A statement that was reportedly posted to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website detailed two arrests, one in January and one in March. It was first posted Monday, but taken down just hours later, the Examiner reported.

A spokesperson for the agency told the Examiner that the “news release in question was not properly reviewed and contained certain disclosure and policy information related to national security that required CBP to remove it from our website.” In the eyes of many in the GOP, however, it’s just another example of a lack of transparency from the Biden administration.

“Transparency in name alone”

A Twitter account maintained by Republican members of the House Homeland Security Committee had charged Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s “reckless border security policies” were hurting “Americans across the country.”

The next day, the House Security Committee Republicans asked the CBP and the Department of Homeland Security outright:

Why did you take down your previously public tweet [and] press release announcing that two people on the terror watch list were apprehended exploiting President Biden’s open border policies?

The Homeland Security panel’s GOP members added: “Transparency in name alone is not transparency.”

“Rushing it all at once”

According to a Tuesday report from Fox News, other members of the GOP in Congress had drawn attention to the Yemeni men’s arrests following the CBP’s announcement; meanwhile, Democrats sought to downplay its significance.

In a press conference with reporters, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said it’s important to remember that potential threats don’t just come in through the southern border.

“When you go out to Monument 3 and you talk to those agents, it’s not just people from Mexico or Honduras or El Salvador, they are now finding people from Yemen, Iran, Turkey,” McCarthy said, according to Fox. “People on the terrorist watch list they are catching and they are rushing it all at once,” the California congressman added, criticizing Biden’s border policies.

Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Democrat from Texas, swiftly dismissed McCarthy’s concerns, accusing him of trying to “fuel the divisions” in the U.S. and heighten fears related to immigration, as Fox reported.

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  2. Well Veronica Escobar seeing how you seem to know it all. Put your lazy butt in front of a camera and explain it to the American people on just how you Protecting the United States from harm. Because the way I see it is your sitting on your butt doing nothing. The only thing I see you doing is trying your best to make AMERICA a third world country in 2 years are less. If you think that a great place to be go to a real third world country and find out for your self. Leave your US Citizenship behind and go elsewhere.

    1. Suppression of the press as Traitors Jie and Harris are doing is unconstitutional and a civil rights violations. They , along with Pelosi, Schumer and their supporters need to be impeached now!!

      1. Further, Ms. Escobar, it’s not knowing things that creates fear and division. Didn’t you learn that in school? It’s also unConstitutional, a small fact seemingly put on the shelf these days. And I want the information asap so I can TRY to be safe by bugging out, further away from the border and the dangers you’ve invited in. And please, please don’t decide what you think I need to know. I’m in my 70’s and I’m old enough to decide for myself. Have a nice day.

      2. It would be easier to tell WHAT Destructive Biden administration doing IS constitutional or for Benefits of OUR COUNTRY!
        And the answer is _ NOTHING !!!

  3. Maybe it is time for the American people to stand up to them??? We need to
    let our voices be heard – call or email congressmen and women…..and tell them we will never vote for them again if they do not do something to stop this. They are ridiculously taking advantage of hard working Americans, knowing they are too busy working and caring for their families to get involved…but folks, this is important! Make the time to do it every time we see a wrong done to us. Flood them with your concerns…Republican and Democrats!! Representatives and Senators. Just google their names and you can email them.

    1. Yes, and thank you for pointing out to write/call both r’s and dems and to do it for EACH THING you want them to be responsible for.

  4. I guess I’m crazy but I found it online with no problem. But I still think the Biden administration is not taking the border crossing seriously. It is apparent that not just South American’s are trying to enter.

    1. The problem is that you “knew” about it so went hunting for more information (as I would have done) but whatvif you don’t know about it?

  5. Further, Ms. Escobar, it’s not knowing things that creates fear and division. Didn’t you learn that in school? It’s also unConstitutional, a small fact seemingly put on the shelf these days. And I want the information asap so I can TRY to be safe by bugging out, further away from the border and the dangers you’ve invited in. And please, please don’t decide what you think I need to know. I’m in my 70’s and I’m old enough to decide for myself. Have a nice day.

  6. I emailed a month ago to my Senators Casey and Toomey. They both sent me a long list of excuses. I told them to stop sending those crap answers!

  7. veronica escobar stop trying to bury your head in the sand, just because Kevin pointed something out “that the rest of us already know……….but then again the two biggest threats are already seated in the WH thanks to you people……
    And this comes NOT from a gop or a republican, although I do agree with some of what they say, I do NOT agree with it all, and I am NOBODY’s puppet……

  8. Gropey joe and the ho don’t care how many terrorists come in. They lie like cheap rugs and blame Trump for THEIR ineptitude!

    1. Entire family excluding grandchildren perhaps should be arrested …They can shove the “PLAUSABLE DENIABILITY ” somewhere where sun isn’t reaching to…The entire family feel they are exempt from being held responsible for their crimes and actually FLAUNT IT !!! Unbelievable ….that is what our country came to !

  9. This is child abuse by the Biden administration.
    The democrats want power soooo bad, they are willing to throw children under the bus.
    You can tell a person’s character by the way they treat children and animals.
    If the administration can do this to kids…what would they do to us??

  10. I think all of the politicians including Joe and the Ho need to be sent to the border and do their “work” surrounded by these “wonderful’ illegal aliens. If they don’t want to go there then send the bus loads of illegal aliens to D C so they can be taken care of
    around the White House and the rest of the government buildings and grounds.

  11. biden and harris should be impeached because of the border catastrophe, also pelosi cause she thinks creepy joe is doing a great job. then after they are impeached they should be arrested for a vast number of crimes. give them a fair trial and then put them in the big house.

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