DHS Sec. Mayorkas Insists He’s Not ‘Familiar’ with the Term ‘Cages’ for Children at the Border
CRUZ: “How many children have been in the Biden cages in calendar year 2021?"
MAYORKAS: “Senator, I respectfully disagree with your use of the term ‘cages.’”
CRUZ: “Fine. You can disagree with it. How many children have been to 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?”
MAYORKAS: “Senator, I can provide to you the following figure. Let me say that when a child — ”
CRUZ: “I don't — it’s a simple question. How many children have been in those cages?”
MAYORKAS: “I respectfully am not familiar with the term 'cages' and to what you are referring. There are — ”
CRUZ: "Enclosures in which they are locked in, in which I took photographs and put them out because you blocked the press and didn’t want people to see the Biden cages. These secure facilities in which they are locked down in Donna, those facilities, how many children have been in them?"
MAYORKAS: "Senator, there are three types of facilities — "
CRUZ: "The Donna tent cages. The Donna tent city, let’s take the Donna facility, how many children were in there?"
MAYORKAS: "That is a soft-sided facility, it is not — "
CRUZ: "Okay, are you going to answer the question?”