Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford (R) has given a firsthand account of the chaos at the US-Mexico border - joining Texas GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn for a tour of the situation after visiting a migrant detention facility and a processing location.
For a side-by-side comparison, the first photo is from my trip to the border in 2019--the second is from today. Plenty of space to walk around and safely spread out. Tell me this isn’t a crisis. https://t.co/ING6lsNYor pic.twitter.com/ujQXNxkQKD— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) March 26, 2021
In a Thursday Facebook post, Lankford said he watched "hundreds of people being allowed in tonight."
"No criminal background check from their home country, no COVID testing, no verification that the child you are traveling with is related. If a 25 year old male claims to be 17, he is allowed into the country as an unaccompanied minor."
"This is absolutely an open-border situation," Lankford said in more videos posted to his YouTube channel:
Why are US Senators doing the job of the mainstream press?