MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn spoke at a joint news conference Friday with several other Republican senators to discuss border policies.
Cornyn and Cruz was be joined by colleagues James Lankford (R-Okla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) on a tour of the Rio Grande Valley to survey the U.S.-Mexico border.
The senators participated in a night tour of the border with law enforcement, an aerial border tour with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and met with local landowners to discuss the impact of the Biden administration’s border policies on Texas communities, according to a news release about the visit. Additionally, the senators received briefings from the National Border Patrol Council and CBP, as well as the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to discuss federal and state efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. They will also meet with local elected officials.
Watch the full presser below: