BARKSDALE AFB, La. (KSLA) - In the days leading up to Independence Day, the crisis along the US-Mexico border has bounced around the political arena with both Democrats and Republicans voicing their stance on the issue.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, and 4th District Congressman Mike Johnson, a Republican from Bossier Parish, addressed media representatives shortly after a briefing from the top brass at Barksdale Air Force Base on Tuesday.
KSLA News 12 Reporter Jeff Ferrell asked both about the situation on the border. Here’s Rep. Johnson’s answer:
Here’s what Sen. Kennedy had to say about the border crisis:
According to a report by CBS News, “The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) internal watchdog found squalid conditions in several detention centers for migrant families and children in Texas, including “serious” overcrowding, minors going without hot meals for days and detainees begging not to be returned to their cells.” Those findings were released publicly on Tuesday.
KSLA News 12 has been unable to reach Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-New York, for a response. But, she has posted several tweets about the border situation: