‘The real winners in all of this are the cartels’— Medical, National security specialists led by Ohio Congressman host press conference on Southern Border


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Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup led a delegation of members of Congress, who specialize in health care and national security on Friday.

The group toured the overflow migrant facilities in the city of Brownsville, Donna, and McAllen, Texas for processing procedures implemented, as well a COVID-19 protocols.

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After touring the facilities the delegation hosted a press conference.

The group, including the co-chairs of the GOP Doctors Caucus, toured the border, ports of entry, and processing centers.

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“I do encourage the President and the Vice President to come here and see what their policies have created,” said Wenstrup during the press conference.

Wenstrup said the delegation saw everyone being treated well in the facilities.

“They have masks, they have clean clothes, and they have the food that they need,” said Wenstrup. “In many ways, these policies were put in not realizing the responsibilities that HHS is going to have to undergo.”

“We need to know who and what enters our country.” said Wenstrup.

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The delegation invited Dr. Anthony Fauci to visit the Southern Border. Fauci has continued to face criticism for what some Republicans call a “silence” on behalf of the top disease expert.

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise also led a Congressional delegation on the border on Friday.

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Republicans continue to pressure the Biden administration for what they say is a crisis fueled by the administration’s own immigration policies.

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Last week, several Texas House members also took a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Congressman Jodey Arrington and Rep. Brian Babi lead a Texas Congressional Delegation trip to assess the partisan divide in how the Biden administration is responding to the migrant situation from McAllen, Laredo, and Carrizo Springs.


Note: The article previously stated the vice chairs of the Problem Solvers Caucus were in attendance. The article has been reflected to show that it was vice chairs of the GOP Doctors Caucus.

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