Sen. Ted Cruz, laying blame on the surge of people crowding over the border on President Joe Biden and his administration, has shared a video showing overcrowded conditions of “just one of the pods” where migrant children are being held after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
“These are the Biden cages,” the Texas Republican posted in the Twitter message, where he posted the video Friday night. “Thousands of kids, in the midst of a pandemic, crammed in at 1500% capacity. This is just one of the ‘pods’ at Donna (Texas). There are SEVEN more, equally full.”
Cruz and fellow Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn led a delegation of 18 senators to inspect the border crisis and the holding facilities and told reporters in a press conference about the conditions they saw.
“We just saw a dead body floating on the Rio Grande coming by, someone who died crossing no doubt with a trafficker. This is inhumane what is going on.” Cruz said, while flanked by his fellow lawmakers. “Joe Biden and the Biden administration have made decisions that are causing these people to suffer and to do this in a pandemic is particularly irresponsible.”
Earlier in the day, Cruz tweeted footage of people he said were “smugglers” on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, saying they were “shining their flashlights at us, they are yelling at us.”