Ted Cruz on Wednesday referred to as on Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and different progressive lawmakers to go to the ‘Biden cages’ housing migrants in the course of the border disaster.
‘Each Democrat who stood up and lamented youngsters in cages, within the Home of Representatives, Consultant Ocasio-Cortez, has a well-known photograph of her greedy her head by the children in cages,’ Cruz mentioned from the Senate flooring as he imitated the photograph.
‘Properly, I’m going to offer a easy problem for Consultant Ocasio-Cortez and for each Democrat on this physique. Go see the Biden cages with your individual eyes.’
Whereas campaigning in 2018, Ocasio-Cortez visited a metropolis in West Teas that was housing migrant kids below the Trump administration.
Through the journey, she was photographed standing close to the fence trying visually distraught over the camps. One picture confirmed the then-candidate together with her palms over her face, one other hugging somebody who went on the journey together with her.
Senator Ted Cruz challenged progressive lawmakers, together with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to go to the ‘Biden cages’ of migrants on the southern border amid the surging Haitian migration disaster
In June 2018, whereas working for Congress, AOC visited a Texas city the place migrants had been being held below the Trump administration. Photos of the journey (above) confirmed she was visibly distraught by the scene
Now hundreds of principally Haitian migrant kids are seen wading between the U.S. and Mexico as they search asylum as Biden will increase deportation efforts
Cruz’s feedback Wednesday seem to problem the congresswoman to have the identical distraught response to the persevering with migration disaster on the southern border – particularly as an inflow of principally Haitian migrants arrange an encampment in Del Rio in the previous few weeks.
‘Why does Joe Biden refuse to go to the Rio Grande Valley? As a result of if he goes, the TV cameras will include him,’ Cruz mentioned later within the Senate flooring speech. ‘Why does Kamala Harris, who’s purported to be the border czar – she’s purported to be answerable for this – why received’t she go to the Rio Grande Valley? As a result of if she went, the TV cameras would come and would present the Biden cages.’
‘And the Democrats are relying on the corrupt company media to instantly say nothing to see right here,’ he added. ‘15,000 Haitians below a bridge in Del Rio – nothing to see right here.’
‘Anybody wish to know what Joe Biden’s favourite ice cream taste is? That’s the information!’ Cruz shouted.
The Trump administration obtained a slew of criticism over its dealing with of the surge in border crossings – particularly separating kids from dad and mom and guardians they crossed with.
Right here migrants cross the Rio Grande river on Thursday again to the U.S. from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico to a makeshift camp the place they await processing as they seat asylum
There was an outcry over photos rising of ‘cages’ or fenced-in areas in border services the place migrants had been being stored in shut quarters.
Related photos have emerged below Biden’s presidency, however have been extra ignored – or much less criticized – by Democratic politicians.
The 2018 photos of Ocasio-Cortez had been slammed as a ‘staged’ ‘photo-op’ as she vied to take down incumbent Democratic Consultant Joe Crowley, who had simply completed his tenth time period and was working for reelection.
AOC, which the congresswoman is usually known as, mentioned of the pictures: ‘I’ll always remember this, as a result of it was the second I noticed with my very own eyes that the America I like was changing into a nation that steals refugee kids from their dad and mom,& caged them.’