With the vicious rhetoric the Democratic leadership has been using towards agents at the border and undermining their every move, it’s no wonder their staffers followed suit. Fox News has learned that “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has barred Democratic staffers from the House Oversight Committee from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border.”
The visit was part of a planned trip, but allegedly during their last trip the staff were incredibly “disruptive’ and refused to follow instructions.” The trip occurred last week when Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent his staff to visit the border facilities for “oversight inspections” at ICE and CBP centers. Details of their behavior include refusing to leave a specific site after their scheduled window, skipping some tours and being rude to officers.
Today a senior DHS official made a statement in an exclusive email to Fox News that “Due to the operational burden placed on the field by their refusal to comply with instruction during last week’s staff delegation visit, CBP pulled the trip in which more site visits were to take place…this week.” The email also claimed that “DHS communicated to the committee that due to their conduct, CBP could not support visits from the committee this week.”
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