Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican from Georgia, expressed her dissatisfaction with the Biden administration’s border policies and the Democrats’ choice not to attend a House Homeland Security Committee hearing.
Greene asked U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz about a supposed explosive device found by agents, which was later revealed to be a ball of sand and duct tape.
Ortiz did not confirm the event, referring to classified information. Greene insisted that the public should be aware of the situation and denounced the perilous conditions Border Patrol agents face.
She mentioned her support for legislation that would declare war on cartels and criticized Democrats for skipping the hearing.
Greene posted a picture of the alleged item on Twitter, urging the U.S. military to act against Mexican cartels.
However, Fox News National Correspondent Bill Melugin reported that a high-level CBP source told him the object was a fake filled with dirt.
The incident brings attention to the ongoing border crisis under the Biden administration, with “catch and release” policies declared unlawful by a federal judge in Florida.
The judge’s decision highlights the inadequacy of Biden’s policies and the pressing need for enhanced border security.