Elijah Cummings has a lot of explaining to do when it comes to paid trips by Democrats to Mexico. Allegedly, at least one staffer was said to be coaching illegal aliens on how to get into the United States illegally. That staffer works for Texas Democrat Representative Veronica Escobar. She allegedly told illegals to pretend they do not speak Spanish. Wait…they come from Central America, and can’t speak Spanish? Escobar denies this was happening. Members of the House also visited the border, where they made up stories about outrages being committed by ICE and the Border Patrol, such as forcing women to drink from the toilet.
Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are calling on Democrats give them more information about a number of trips taken to Mexico, after reports were released that said a Democrat was “coaching” migrants on how to break the law to illegally enter the country.
Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan sent a letter to the committee Chairman, Elijah Cummings, asking about the trips and the details behind the visits to Mexico and detention facilities at the border, saying they made these trips “to delegitimize the administration’s border security efforts and vilify the men and women who protect our border,” Fox News reported. Jordan also mentioned that no Republicans were notified about the trips beforehand.
“Although you have the authority to direct Committee staff to travel internationally on official committee business, you have not explained why you authorized this travel into Mexico or what you sought to learn through these trips,” Jordan wrote in the letter.
This all comes after a member of Texas Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar’s staff reportedly coached migrants in detention facilities on how to get around immigration laws, reportedly telling them to act like they cannot speak Spanish when caught trying to enter the U.S.