FILE – IN this Jan 15, 2019 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee committee member Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., questions Attorney General nominee William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Hawley is facing conservative backlash after raising concerns with President Donald Trump’s nominee to a high-profile appeals court. The Judicial Crisis Network on Monday announced plans to spend $500,000 on Missouri ads to sway Hawley to support D.C.-area U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Neomi Rao. Hawley on Monday told KFTK 97.1 FM Newstalk’s Marc Cox that Rao doesn’t have a strong record on abortion. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
(Missourinet) Have Homeland Security agents been pulled away from investigating cases in order to make sandwiches for immigrants illegally crossing into the United States?
That’s the question Missouri U-S Senator Josh Hawley asked Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas during a senate hearing this week. Hawley cites an unnamed special agent as his source.
Hawley continued to ask Mayorkas if the unnamed special agent was wrong. Mayorkas ignored him and said Homeland Security uses its personnel to achieve “the maximum law enforcement objective possible,” to which Hawley replied, “so you’re not going to deny it” and “this is news!”