Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) clashed Tuesday with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over conditions for migrant children at border detention centers.
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Cruz referred to the border facilities housing migrant children as “Biden cages.”
“How many children have been in the Biden cages in calendar year 2021?” Cruz asked Mayorkas.
“Senator, I respectfully disagree with your use of the term ‘cages,’” Mayorkas responded.
“Fine, you can disagree with it,” Cruz answered. “How many children have been in the Biden cages? I’ve been to the Biden cages, I’ve seen the Biden cages. How many children have you detained at the Donna tent facility in the cages you built to hold kids? How many children have been in those cages?”
“I, respectfully, am not familiar with the term ‘cages’ and to what you are referring,” Mayorkas retorted.