75.8 F
College Station
Friday, July 30, 2021

Cruz Blasts Biden Administration for Media Blackout on Southern Border

Local News

College Station Bans Traditional Pet Shops

At Thursday's meeting, the College Station city council passed an ordinance that prohibits the sale of non-rescue dogs and cats in pet...

College Station to Vote on ROO in Special Meeting Today

The College Station City Council meets Monday at 4 p.m. at city hall to consider a Restricted Occupancy Overlay (ROO). The ordinance would allow single-family...

College Station Plans on Borrowing Additional $62 Million Without Taxpayer Vote

The College Station City Council voted to begin the process of issuing $62 million in certificates of obligations for capital projects. The...

Brazos Valley Hospitalizations Continue to Decline After Mask Order Rescinded

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 on March 2, 2021, and the order went into effect on March 10, 2021....

In a letter to President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R–TX) criticized U.S. Customs and Border Protection for its restriction of the press from detention centers and called on Biden to allow journalists full access to immigration facilities. The letter stated:

As part of our oversight duties as Senators, I and 14 of my colleagues will travel to the border this week to talk to the brave men and women on the ground who are working every today to stop this crisis and secure our border.

Cruz continued:

But it is not enough for members of the Senate to see what is happening-the American people must see. That is why I requested that members of the media be allowed to join us. But your administration clearly and emphatically refused to offer press access. This is outrageous and hypocritical.

In January, Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki promised an administration of “truth and transparency,” asserting, “I have deep respect for the role of a free and independent press in our democracy and the role that all of you play.”

The United States’ border crisis has grown increasingly chaotic in the past several months. According to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, “We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”

Award-winning photojournalist John Moore drew national attention to the issue after a Twitter thread begging officials to end the media blackout on the southern border went viral:

I respectfully ask US Customs and Border Protection to stop blocking media access to their border operations. I have photographed CBP under Bush, Obama and Trump but now – zero access is granted to media. These long lens images taken from the Mexican side. @CBP #gettyimagesnews pic.twitter.com/cWa90TlfeS

— John Moore (@jbmoorephoto) March

Continue reading on Texas Scorecard

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

State News

Fighting Honorably, In Context

As the saying goes, “Context is king.” Nowhere have I seen that so practically displayed as in Israel, where passages from the Bible spring...

Abbott’s Border Fence

Brandon is joined by Michael Sullivan to talk about the current events in the Texas House and Robert Montoya comes on to talk about...

Fighting Honorably

Righteous ends don’t justify dishonorable means. In this week’s podcast, Michael Quinn Sullivan talks about being in the cave where David decided to spare...

Texas Governor, Lawmakers Continue to Do Nothing to Protect Children From Mutilation Operations

AUSTIN — While Gov. Greg Abbott and representatives point fingers and talk in circles, they still have taken no action to actually stop medical...

Texas’ Debt Obligations Have State Headed for Hard Financial Times

Because of irresponsible spending practices by elected officials, Texas is $97 billion in debt. Texans can change course by demanding answers and better budgeting...

Continue reading on Texas Scorecard