A top-level official in the administration of President Joe Biden asked a group of GOP Senators visiting the U.S. child detention centers reopened by the president to delete pictures they took inside the facility.
“There was one of Biden’s representatives. I felt sorry for the lady because she actually talked to me about deleting a picture, but by the time she got to me, all those other pictures were taken, and that shows you the hypocrisy,” Indiana Senator Mike Braun told the Washington Examiner.
Braun and the delegation visited the migrant processing center in Donna, Texas which has been under the spotlight of conservative media this week, but largely ignored by MSNBC, CNN, and other national networks. Those networks have rarely, if at all shown the photos taken inside that facility.
“None of us would have gone down there if we were going to be muzzled,” said Braun, who added that Border Patrol also asked that no photos were to be taken, but that “they were telling us that because they had to.”
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, from Texas, where the facility is located confirmed the Biden administration does not want the public to see those images.
“These are the pictures the Biden administration doesn’t want the American people to see. This is why they won’t allow the press,” he said.
Braun criticized the Biden administration’s rapid dismantling of U.S. border security.
“President Biden, for the sake of politics, dismantled a system that was working to at least not encourage people to journey to our border. Now, our system is overwhelmed,” he said.
During the tour, organized by the U.S. Border Patrol, Braun said the Senators and Border Patrol Officers were heckled by coyotes (human smugglers) on the other side of the river.
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