Liberal lawmakers on Capitol Hill are being accused of taking secret trips to Mexico — and Republicans want answers.
Republicans on the House Intel Committee claim that Democrats took off-the-record trips in Mexico this year, one of which allegedly involved a Democrat congressperson “coaching” illegal immigrants on how to abuse the illegal immigration system.
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Leading the charge is Rep. Jim Jordan, R-O.H., who penned a letter this week to Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-M.D., the embattled congressman of Baltimore.
Jordan wrote that Democrats took the trips “to delegitimize the administration’s border security efforts and vilify the men and women who protect our border,” which critics say seems to be true. Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. have been accused of being more interested in a photoshoot at the border than coming up with a solution for the crisis.
Democrats are staying silent on what the trip was actually for… which is highly unusual.
If the trip was within bounds of the rulebook, why doesn’t any Democrat want to talk about it? Jordan says that not one Republican lawmaker was notified of the trips.
According to The Washington Examiner, staff of Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas allegedly instructed illegal immigrants to exploit immigration policy loopholes — including teaching them to pretend that they couldn’t speak Spanish so that they could sneak into the country.
So naturally, questions remain.
Escobar, the Democrat in the crosshairs, responded on Twitter with a denial of the accusation, writing that this was a “hit piece” by the GOP filled with “xenophobia.”
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The @dcexaminer has published a fabricated story resulting in death threats against me and my staff.
This hit piece is fueled by xenophobia and misinformation. But guess what, guys? These attacks won’t deter me doing my job, upholding my oath, and pushing for accountability.
— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) July 8, 2019
So why did she go to Mexico?
She won’t answer.
The Horn editorial team