Republicans are calling attention to the humanitarian disaster happening on President Joe Biden’s watch at the border.
On Saturday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) shared video of the “child abuse” at an overcrowded migrant facility in Donna, Texas, Breitbart reported.
Scalise: “This is child abuse”
With thousands of migrant children being detained in squalid “cages,” Biden has been reluctant to take ownership of a crisis that many call self-inflicted. Republican lawmakers have been touring the border and sharing footage of their findings, with the Donna center receiving lots of attention.
Scalise, who led another delegation last week, shared video of the dismal conditions inside the facility, where children are being packed into close quarters. The facility has more than 4,000 detainees. Ten percent of those are COVID positive, Republican lawmakers have learned.
🚨 I visited the Donna processing facility yesterday.
These are the videos Joe Biden & Kamala Harris don’t want you to see.
This is the devastating result of their disastrous left-wing immigration agenda.
RT so everyone can see what they’re trying to hide. This is child abuse. pic.twitter.com/7y7sQp50Pn
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) April 10, 2021
“I visited the Donna processing facility yesterday. These are the videos Joe Biden & Kamala Harris don’t want you to see. This is the devastating result of their disastrous left-wing immigration agenda. RT so everyone can see what they’re trying to hide. This is child abuse,” he said.
Scalise also shared video from the border at nighttime that shows a group of illegal migrants being detained in the background. “We’ve only been here less than an hour, and we’ve already seen multiple encounters of people coming across,” Scalise said. “This is the reality of Joe Biden’s disastrous amnesty agenda.”
Biden, Harris, run from self-inflicted “mess”
The Biden administration has been reluctant to let the American public see the inside of the facilities, and the Donna location was only recently made available to journalists for the first time.
In March, some 170,000 migrants were detained at the border, but neither Biden nor Vice President Kamala Harris, who Biden appointed as “border czar,” have visited the border, and neither appear to have any plans to do so.
Scalise says that Harris’ reticence to deal with Biden’s “mess” is no mystery.
“You can see why Vice President Kamala Harris either doesn’t want to have this dumped in our lap because Joe Biden created the mess and is asking her to mop it up, or else she’s in over her head,” he said.
“Either way, it doesn’t bode well for the United States,” he told Fox News.