Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) sent a letter to President Joe Biden to urge him to let the press accompany him to the border next week during a planned trip there.
Cruz and 14 colleagues are traveling to the border to see conditions for themselves, but in the interest of transparency, Cruz would like the press to be allowed to go as well.
Biden currently has a gag order on all press at the border unless reports are first approved by the administration.
“Despite your administration’s refusal to admit that this is a crisis, the American people are beginning to understand the gravity of the situation,” Cruz said.
“Denying the press the ability to observe, film, and report on the condition at the border is not openness or transparency,” Cruz said.