Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mentioned Sunday the charges of COVID-19 an infection are rising in his house state due “in important half” to unlawful aliens the Biden administration is releasing.
Cruz was requested at Turning Level USA’s Pupil Motion Summit whether or not he thought the charges in Texas had been rising on account of decrease vaccination charges or unlawful immigration.
Cruz responded that whereas each had been components, he believed the border disaster in Texas was considerably contributing to the rise in charges.
“We’ve got a border disaster within the state of Texas. We’re seeing it first-hand…500,000 individuals have crossed into this nation illegally within the first six months. We’re on tempo for over two million individuals this yr. That’s the highest fee of unlawful immigration in 20 years,” he mentioned.
He mentioned when he visited the border of the Rio Grande Valley a few months in the past with 19 senators, they visited a tent facility that with COVID protocols in place, may home 250 individuals.
“We visited, it had over 4,200 individuals packed into that 1700% in extra of its capability,” he mentioned. He added:
These are the Biden cages. We noticed little boys and little ladies mendacity facet by facet, not six ft aside, not three ft aside. They weren’t six inches aside, cramped facet by facet within the Biden cages. And I can let you know in that facility, once we visited it, the speed of COVID positivity was over 10%. You’re packing youngsters in cages with lots of them having COVID and 4 of them getting COVID and the Biden Administration is ignoring the legislation and releasing into our communities — folks that have COVID, most of whom are coming throughout this border who usually are not vaccinated.
He added that the Biden administration is contemplating ending Title 42, an authority that allowed immigration officers to quickly expel unlawful immigrants who would in any other case be held in congregate settings to be able to stop the transmission of COVID-19.
“So sure, you higher imagine the rising COVID ratess are due in important half to unlawful aliens that the Biden administration is releasing in Texas, which have COVID charges seven occasions increased than the U.S. inhabitants,” he mentioned.
“And we have to cease being boneheaded and ignoring the science, which is what the administration is doing,” he added.
Cruz mentioned that he believes in vaccines and is vaccinated, however that he additionally believed in particular person liberty and that authorities mustn’t pressure individuals to get vaccinated.
“I believe we’ve got particular person accountability. We are able to make an evaluation based mostly on our well being scenario. I’m encouraging Texans to get vaccinated. I need to beat this rattling illness. This illness is critical,” he mentioned.
Lately, dozens of Democrat state representatives fled Texas for Washington, D.C., to deprive the state legislature of a quorum to conduct enterprise and vote on voter integrity legal guidelines. They posted images of themselves on planes and buses not sporting masks. As of Monday, a minimum of 5 examined constructive for COVID-19 whereas in Washington, D.C., regardless of being vaccinated.
Some visited with Vice President Kamala Harris, who went to Walter Reed on Sunday and has not appeared in public since, as Breitbart Information has reported.