A few weeks ago we reported that the Department of Homeland Security was forced to ban staffers of Democratic lawmakers from visiting border facilities due to their disrespectful and invasive behavior. Now, information is emerging that the disturbances may be the least of the damage democrats are causing at the United States border.
In a letter obtained by Fox News from ranking member Jim Jordan (R-OH) to Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) referenced at least “two committee staff trips into Mexico in August- one of which required Border Patrol agents to provide a special escort back into the U.S.” Although the letter expressed the Committee staff has authority to travel internationally on official committee business, “you have not explained why you authorized this travel into Mexico or what you sought to learn through these trips.”
Jordan accused Democrats of seeking “to delegitimize the administration’s border security efforts and vilify the men and women who protect our border” and GOP members are concerned the trips “could continue to result in misleading information about the administration’s security efforts.”
A specific example of the severity of the Democrats’ actions which prompted Jordan to write the letter is a curious trip that Representative Veronica Escobar (D-TX) took to Tijuana on August 21st. According to Fox News, “Escobar, who is not on the Oversight Committee, has been a vocal advocate of left-wing policies on illegal immigration.” Fox News mentioned that “staff from Escobar’s office recently coached migrants in Ciudad Juarez on how to exploit federal immigration law – including telling would-be border crossers to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole that would let them enter the U.S.”
Although Escobar vehemently denied the accusations on twitter, the question remains: are Democrats on the side of the United States or Mexico? Both figuratively and physically?