Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was blocked from taking photos of a border facility by a woman he alleged is a “senior advisor” from the Biden administration, while another senator was asked to “delete his photos” and more top stories in conservative politics.
Why Was Ted Cruz Told Not to Take Photos?
On Sunday, a woman identified by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) as a “senior advisor” to the Biden administration attempted to block him from taking photographs of migrants who are being detained in an overcrowded US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility in Donna, Texas.
Cruz appeared on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures” where he played a video clip he recorded of the encounter. He posted the video to Twitter, while writing in a tweet: “How far is Joe Biden going to stop the American people from seeing inside the Donna CBP facility? Biden sent a political operative from DC to block our cameras and even threatened another senator to obstruct legitimate congressional oversight.”
Senator Braun and Others Asked to Delete Photos of Crowded Border Facility
Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) toward the overcrowded border facility in Donna Texas with a group of other senators including Senator James Lankford(R-OK), the Daily Wire reported. Braun told the Washington Examiner that a Biden aid involved in the tour “asked that he delete his photos.” However, Braun says, “Like others on the trip, he didn’t.”
According to Lankford, “That facility is designed for 80 people in a pod, and they had 709 people…Literally wall to wall in every one of the little plexiglass cells that they have, and people flooding out into the hallway.”
Wallace Rips Psaki for Not Allowing Press Access to Migrant Detention Facilities at the Southern Border
Fox host Chris Wallace ripped into White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki the policies of the Biden administration that are denying members of the press access to the detention facilities at the southern border, Fox reports.
“We want to provide access into the Border Patrol facilities,” Psaki said. “We are mindful of the fact that we are in the middle of a pandemic. We want to keep these kids safe. We are absolutely committed to transparency and providing access to media…we’re working to get that done as soon as we can.”
“At this point, in allowing access to border patrol facilities for reporters, you are being less transparent than the Trump administration,” Wallace told Psaki.
FBI Raids Nomes and Offices of Multiple Tennessee Republicans
The FBI raided the homes and state offices of multiple Republican members of the Tennessee House, executing search warrants and collecting evidence as part of an unspecified investigation, the Tennessean reports. Among those raided by the FBI were the homes of former House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin; Rep. Robin Smith, R-Hixson; R-Chapel Hill; and former Casada aide Cade Cothren; Rep. Todd Warner, of whom they also searched a business he was associated with.
The office of Rep. Kent Calfee, R-Kingston was also searched, although it was reported that Calfee “is not part of the investigation.”