Dept. of Homeland Security Bars ‘Rude and Disruptive’ Democrats From Touring Border Facility: Cummings livid
In a shocking turn of events, the Oversight Committee Democrat staffers, chaired by Elijah Cummings, have just embarrassed House Democrats by being so rude and disruptive during their visit last week that they were banned by DHS from doing a follow-up visit to border facilities this week:
Officials say committee staff for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) have been uninvited and have canceled a border facility tour for Democratic House Oversight Committee aides slated for this week, after staffers were accused of being “rude” during their last visit.
FOX NEWS – 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 as part of a planned trip this week after committee staff allegedly were “disruptive” and refused to follow instructions during their last trip, Fox News has learned.
Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., had sent his staff to visit border facilities for “oversight inspections” last week and planned to send staff again to view Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and CBP centers.
But sources told Fox News that DHS has revoked access to CBP facilities for the upcoming visit, citing staff behavior that “interfered” with law enforcement operations — including refusing to leave one site after their scheduled window, skipping some tours and being “rude” to officers. A DHS official said that ICE visits will still be allowed this week, but with a two-hour time limit. One of those visits took place on Tuesday.
“Due to the operational burden placed on the field by their refusal to comply with instruction during last week’s STAFFDEL [staff delegation visit], CBP pulled the trip in which more site visits were to take place at CBP and ICE facilities this week,” a senior DHS official told Fox News in an email Wednesday. “DHS communicated to the committee that due to their conduct, CBP could not support visits from the committee this week.”
The rhetoric by Democrats against the border patrol and ICE has been so nasty and divisive that this doesn’t surprise me at all. Heck, Ocasio-Cortez herself called these border facilities concentration camps and even after visiting them she never backed down.
Their hatred for Trump has really pushed them over the edge and now we see Democrat staffers actually being banned from visiting facilities because they can’t follow the rules and contain their disdain.
But I’m sure Cummings will just blame this on the Trump administration, because that’s what they always do.