House Oversight Committee Holds Hearing on Border “Crisis”

by Sharon Rondeau

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:

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.

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