(Headline USA) Republican Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) blasted the Biden Administration Sunday after touring a border facility where children caught crossing the border are detained.
Sen. Barrasso said border officials told him to delete photos he took of the conditions there after touring with a group of Republican Senators.
“We were told to delete the pictures,” Sen. Barrasso told Maria, Bartiromo, host of “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News. “No one did. You’ve seen the video coming out of all of these kids crammed together under the foil blankets, huddling together.”
“You may have seen the numbers today are the highest in history of unaccompanied minors currently in captivity,” he added. “They are crammed in like sardines, and this is what the Biden administration is trying to hide from the American public.”
President Joe Biden has taken heavy criticism for his handling of the border crises from both sides of the aisle.
Polling earlier this month found the majority of Americans consider the situation at the southern border a “crisis,”
Recent reporting also found that while individuals are still being turned away by border officials more often than not, families are being allowed into the country more than half the time.
“This is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security crisis,” Barrasso told Bartiromo.
Sen. Barrasso also said the facilities could be contributing to the rise of COVID-19 in the U.S.
“They do the instant test, and then those that have been tested positive are just kind of moved to one side of the courtyard, those negative to the other of this courtyard,” Barrasso told Fox Business.
“They’ve all been exposed, and then they’re sent all across the country,” he added. “You know, that is the real tragedy of this. And we’re not sure what variant of the of the coronavirus they’re carrying. They are carrying it, though, all around America.”