“MANUFACTURED” OR “REAL”?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Jul. 12, 2019) — On Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. EDT, House Oversight & Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD7) convened a hearing on the humanitarian crisis at the southern border encompassing the Trump administration’s purported “child-separation policy.”
Live-streaming is available at C-Span here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?462505-1/house-oversight-hearing-border-child-separation-policy
C-Span’s caption for the hearing reads, “Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA), Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Veronica Escobar (TX) were among the witnesses at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on child separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.”
On Thursday, ranking member Jim Jordan (R-OH4) wrote a letter to Cummings asking that four Republicans from border states be permitted to testify. At 10:29 a.m. EDT, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ5) is testifying as to his observations of a housing facility for border-crossers.
Biggs took issue with some congressional Democrats’ previous claim that the influx of hundreds of thousands of “migrants” over the last eight months was a “manufactured crisis.”
Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX27) followed Biggs.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.