Sen. Ted Cruz slammed Homeland Security Secretary Alejando Mayorkas on Thursday for not inviting reporters to accompany him on a tour of two border towns, saying the media blackout is an attempt to hide the Biden administration’s failure to handle the mass of unaccompanied child migrants crossing into the US.
Cruz, a Texas Republican, responded to a posting from the Department of Homeland Security announcing Mayorkas’ visit to El Paso and McAllen and his intent to meet with immigration advocates, law enforcement officials, local politicians and frontline DHS workers, meetings in which reporters would not be allowed.
”‘Closed press,’” Cruz tweeted on Thursday. “Once again, Joe Biden is trying to hide his egregious failures at the border from the American people. #HidenBiden.”
The secretary’s two earlier visits to the border on March 6 and March 19 were also off limits to the media.
But neither President Biden nor Vice President Kamala Harris, whom Biden tapped two weeks ago to