Skip to comments.HHS Bars Congressman From Seeing Immigrant Children [in HIS district]
Posted on 07/02/2014 7:44:43 AM PDT by don-o
A Health and Human Services official refused to allow a member of Congress to enter a facility in his district where some one the unaccompanied immigrant children ae being housed.
Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.) was told he could schedule an appointment for July 21. What are they trying to hide? Bridenstine said after the incident. 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.
There are 1,200 immigrant children at the base. Bridenstines office explained that HHS releases the children to a sponsor in the United States. The congressman said that a security guard at the Fort Sill, Okla., facility refused to let him enter the barracks without HHS approval even though he is a member of Congress.
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Under what law?
The most transparent administration at it again.
I’m sure the LSM will be all over this just as though Bush had done the same to a Dummycrat congressman.
His arrest would make a nice press debacle for the administration.
Come back with the sheriff and tell the feds to stuff it.
TIME TO IMPEACH THIS FASCIST!!!!!!
We have an entrenched government cabal of employees and contractors in this government who exist for themselves - not for this country and to its benefit. True mercenaries loyal to the Empire’s Emperor only. If you see someone who works for IRS, HHS, DHS, ATF, et al, they are your natural enemies.
what is obama’s government legion trying to hide???
He should have forced the issue.
US Congressman trumps HHS flunky x 10.
This clown should grow a pair and raise holy hell! He can go back to leadership and get this lifted TODAY, no problem. I know he won’t...
I hate the GOP
If this was at Ft. Silly, it is a military reservation. Different rules apply. The Sheriff doesn’t (I don’t think) have jurisdiction there.
He needs to go to the sheriff and forcibly enter.
“armed security guard shoots US Congressmen trying to enter Ft Sill facility allegedly housing over 1,000 illegal immigrants children”
maybe it was shower time with the staff
Anyone dressed in Contamination Suits ?
Obama’s BROWN SHIRTS in action. He promised it.
Yes, that is the question of the day. Does anyone know the annual budget for HHS?
$1 TRILLION - 1/4 of the entire federal government budget, greater than the whole economy of most countries.
HHS bureaucracy itself is patently unconstitutional. The size and most activities of the entire federal government are patently unconstitutional.
So can something illegal do something legal?
The bloated government and it's most bloated bureaucracy have long since abandoned the idea of "legality" and have decided IT is the law.
Even Jonestown felt required to allow a Congressman onto their compound in a foreign country, though they also killed the Congressman. So Hussein’s bunch is more megalomaniacal than crazyJim Jones, even.
Well that’s one congressman.
Where are the rest of them?
Well, then, up the game. The sheriff does have jurisdiction immediately outside the fort. Close access until compliance is achieved. Invest the place, in military parlance.
Local Sheriff probably not because its a Federal facility, i.e. Military base.
But that orange Oompa-Loompa idiot Speaker of the House certainly could.
But he won’t. they are running out the clock, 28? days now until recess before the elections.
I hate the GOP!
I bet he could get a search warrant in about 12 seconds flat.
Yet Nancy Pelosi was allowed to visit them. The Feds are now picking and choosing which of our representatives can do what, under rules they are making up as they go along. It’s like we’re living in Cuba or something.
This is really sick. Trying to hide this disaster is immoral. This is going to cause a lot of havoc for citizens in so many ways.
They're the modern equivalent of Rome's Praetorian Guard whose loyalty was to the Emperor alone. The modern Federal bureaucracy is a self-sustaining malignant growth on the body politic. It's bound together by public employee unions that use their tremendous financial muscle to elect politicians who'll give them more and more money and power. We have created a monster that now rules us.
Our career civilian government workforce is supposed to be apolitical, immune from the petty politics of extant administrations. However, the Democrats have covertly worked for generations to plant ideologues in this force. The State Department being the number one beneficiary.
Our ENTIRE government workforce is INFESTED with political operatives who work in one of three ways. 1)racial motivation, 2) political vehemence for right leaning people and organizations, and 3) actively solicit and receive direction from the Administration. They are all saboteurs.
As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking.
In my training, it is the law that a federal employee can be prosecuted for NOT reporting any suspected human trafficking.
Better yet come back with 3-4 additional congressmen and the sheriff.
If Congress had any stones which they don’t they would immedialtely cut off funding for HHS until they comply. No more paychecks.
Show up with police in tow and a camera crew. You will get in.
Here is an opportunity for action. Will the Congressman take advantage? He should announce a return visit - forget appointments - on a date certain, how about tomorrow.
Invite his constituents to accompany him so he can give them a full report on site as soon as he inspects.
If this was happening in my district and my guy stood up like that - I would be right there.
I thought the law was that it was illegal to stop or prevent a sitting congressman or senator from performing their constitutional functions including traveling to or from D.C.
This was adopted so that if a congressman or senator was traveling through a different state or jurisdiction they couldn’t be arrested or detained as an attempt to keep them from voting on the floor of the House or the Senate. I would think this falls under that category.
Hard to believe it’s been 36 years.
You are correct. And if he doesn’t take this opportunity than it will seem that he is being controlled and/or threatened.
The Bureaucracy is the unelected Fourth Branch of government ... arguably the most powerful (especially considering the timidity of Congressional leaders).
Does anyone in DC truly understand the level of revulsion that exists out here? First one that actually DOES something is going to be a hero. It’s there for the taking.
Movements ignite by action. We have talked this stuff to death.
There might be a handful that do. But they might be afraid because of what is being done to Ted Cruz. It’s not an excuse. They are all nothing but bunch of frickin weasels!
Congresscritter should have responded:
“I don’t want or need your approval, as you have no authority over me.”
“Now, get out of my way.”
[ There might be a handful that do. But they might be afraid because of what is being done to Ted Cruz. Its not an excuse. They are all nothing but bunch of frickin weasels! ]
Ted Cruz isn’t even afraid of what is being done to Ted Cruz for crying out loud!!
He met with the Base Commander before he tried to inspect the barracks. Next time, he should request an armed military escort to obtain entrance. The military in still in charge of the base.
No truer words ever stated Sir.
Sorry...didn’t mean to step on your thread, didn’t see it.
Not at all! Different story from different source so not a dupe. Not a problem.
My thoughts exactly. When do our conservative leaders start standing up to this nonsense?
From your link...
....After my visit today with the base commander, I approached the barracks where the children are housed. A new fence has been erected by HHS, completely surrounding the barracks and covered with material to totally obscure the view. Every gate is chained closed.
I approached a security guard and asked to speak with the manager of the facility. The guard called his supervisor who said no visitors were allowed. I asked if they were aware that I am a Member of Congress. Eventually the manager came out and said that I would have to go through HHS legislative affairs and that the first chance to visit would be July 21st.
I’d refuse to leave, or, I’d come back with reinforcements.
Dang! Lookee here!
Take the County Sheriff with you, Jim.
And a few Deputies.
You’ll see the kids.
Saddam used women and children as human shields prior to invasion. He protected his palaces and military facilities by piling women and children there. But what is the motivation here?