HHS guards keep congressman from seeing Obama’s illegals: ‘What are they trying to hide?’

An Oklahoma congressman who tried to visit an Army base being used as a camp for the illegal immigrants flooding Texas was turned away by guards who ordered him to make an appointment  before he would be allowed in.

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In a statement, Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine said he wanted to see the conditions the children are being held in at Fort Sill and find out who would be taking custody of them when they are released.

He was outraged at being turned away – especially at being given a July 21 date for making an appointment.

“There is no excuse for denying a federal representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,” Bridenstine said in the statement. “ Any member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.”

Bridenstine’s statement cut right to the question at hand.

What are they trying to hide?” he asked. “ Do they not want the children to speak with members of Congress?  As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking.  I would like to know to whom these children are being released.”

Back at the beginning of this crisis, some Texas reps.

The Cabinet department running this show is the Department of Health and Human Services, whom alert readers might remember as being in the news for the past year or so.

So the same people who brought the nation the disaster of Obamacare also have no problem telling an elected member of Congress – a former Navy pilot – to cool his jets for three weeks while this new national disaster unfolds.

“Talk to the hand,” is the unofficial motto of the HHS.

But as much as liberals might not like it, this is still the United States of America, and that First Amendment (the one they hate almost as much as the Second) still applies. So when Bridenstine’s story hit the Twitter world, the response was outrage.

There’s that question again.

There were some guesses about what those three weeks might be for.

But at least one of Bridenstine’s Twitter followers thought he caught a break by being barred.

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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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