Yes, It’s a crisis. You know things are out of control when criminals feel so emboldened as to taunt you from just a few feet away. That was the experience for 18 Republican senators who decided to see for themselves what was happening at the border in Texas.
The Biden administration official who joined the trip asked the Senators to delete any pictures they took, which they refused to do.
Indiana Senator Mike Braun described some of what he saw and then said the “coyotes,” who charge $4,000 to $20,000 to get migrants across, heckled the group in Spanish.
“All of a sudden to hear from the other side of the river taunting from the smugglers and coyotes, most of it in Spanish, telling the border guards that ‘whatever you do, we’re coming. That kind of hit home in such an anecdotal way because it is one story that kind of is a metaphor for what’s happening all up and down the border.”