Bill Melugin, a reporter with Fox News, decided to go toe-to-toe with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and other Democrats. He asked them direct questions about their responsibility in the current border crisis.
Not one of them was willing to give a substantive answer for a crisis that continues with no apparent remedy.
Melugin asked Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) whether she has “an issue” with a record number of unaccompanied migrants coming to the U.S., some of them are dying from the trek. He also asked if she agreed with the president who said the border was “secure.”
Crickets…She didn’t answer and just walked away.
Melugin then confronted Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), asking him whether the border is secure.
Crickets…he also refused to answer and quickly walked away after telling Melugin, “I have to go give a speech.”
Melugin approached Mayorkas, and the secretary also refused to answer questions. Mayorkas, however, was more polite than Pressley or Thompson.
“I’m sorry, I don’t,” Mayorkas said when Melugin asked if he had a brief moment to discuss the border crisis.
The only Democrats who answered Melugin’s questions were Reps. Veronica Escobar, Colin Allred, and Henry Cuellar. They all represent districts in Texas.
“This is unsustainable. It has been unsustainable for years,” Escobar told Melugin.
“This is our administration. I’m a Democrat. And you know, they need to understand they own it now,” Cuellar said. “They own it now. And they have to take the steps to correct this, otherwise, you know, when are we going to see an end to this?”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer blamed Republicans for zero progress on immigration legislation.
Melugin’s reporting of the crisis, which often goes viral on social media, has angered the White House.
Melugin, however, is not backing down no matter how many crickets he encounters.