On the heels of a trip by Nancy Pelosi and three other Democrat Congressmen, touring four different induction centers for the processing of illegal aliens under DHS and a similar trip by the First Lady of Honduras to the same facilities, a Republican Congressman went to take a look inside one of the three HHS sites where the processing continues.
Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine went to the Ft. Sill Army base in his home state to get a firsthand look at the processing of 1,200 new illegal alien inductees into Americaâ€™s shadows.
He got only as far as the gate. A security officer who works for the contractor â€œBaptist Family & Childrenâ€™s Services,â€ known as the â€œBrown Shirts.â€ advised the Representative that he was not allowed to see what was going on inside and denied him entry.
Bridenstine issued a statement saying, â€œThere is no excuse for denying a FederalÂ RepresentativeÂ from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held.â€
Bridenstine was interested in seeing for himself the conditions under which the illegal aliens being held as well as learning more how and to whom they are being released.
After being turned away, Congressman Bridenstine was told he could schedule a formal visit for July 21st.
Bridenstine was more than a little put out, saying, â€œAny Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.â€
The Congressman described the exterior of the facility, â€œA new fence has been erected by HHS, completely surrounding the barracks and covered with material to totally obscure the view. He noted that â€œevery gate is chained closed.â€
Congressman Bridenstine asked in his statement, â€œWhat are they trying to hide? Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress?â€
Requests for comment submitted to HHS and to Baptist Family & Childrenâ€™s Services were not returned.
Itâ€™s exactly what one would expect from the â€œLeast Transparent Administrationâ€ in history.Â The red carpet remained rolled up, waiting for a visit from a CongressmanÂ with a “D” after their name.
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