July 2, 2014

“Congressman Bridenstine Denied Access to UAC Housing at Ft. Sill”

For those of you not familiar with Bridenstine, he’s a staunch TEA Party conservative — and one wonders why it is that he was essentially barred from a federal facility in the state he represents at the federal level. Including Rep Bridenstine:

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK) was denied access yesterday to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States.

Congressman Bridenstine said, “There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held.  Any Member of Congress should have the legal authority to visit a federal youth detention facility without waiting three weeks.”

The Health and Human Services (HHS) official who appears to be in charge of the facility told Congressman Bridenstine he could schedule an appointment for July 21.  HHS Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Ken Wolfe, would not take the Congressman’s phone call.  The Congressman was told to send Mr. Wolfe an email as that was the preferred method of communication.  Congressman Bridenstine’s email to Mr. Wolfe included this press release.

“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.

“What are they trying to hide?  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.”

Ft. Sill is one of three facilities in the U.S. currently housing the unaccompanied alien children.  The Administration policy is that after they are apprehended on the border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the children are transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for transport, and then placed in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) until released to a so-called “sponsor” in the U.S.

The next step, I suppose, would be for Bridenstine to confer with the Governor and use local law enforcement to counter federal HHS law enforcement (and tell me again why we have HHS enforcement officers who are not answerable to members of Congress — particularly the peoples’ representatives?) attempting to keep the Congressman out.

We no longer live under any consistent rule of law.  We are in full societal breakdown mode as the progressive Marxist coup continues apace, this latest stage masquerading as a populist “year of action.”  Obama essentially said so during a rare cabinet meeting yesterday, pretending that a frustrated America wanted him to, grudgingly of course, step up and appoint himself King.  For the Greater Good.

Because stuff must be done.  And people who block stuff being done are anti-stuff, and we can’t have that here in the land of stuff doing — no matter what a bunch of old white slaveowners who’d seen aristocracy and tyranny and set about placing checks on such governing paradigms have to say about it.

They hadn’t met Obama.  Who is the Won and Only.

Caaaannnn youuuuu diggggg ittttttt….?

 

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:34pm
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Comments (21)

  1. “Mr. Facility Manager, here’s a subpoena. You will appear before the committee and answer detailed questions about your facility and why you’re blocking a member of Congress from conducting an onsite inspection.”

  2. The docs cannot talk to any outsiders about what they have seen in the camps!
    A US Representative can only enter the camp with only specific permission of the camp administrator – a federal employee!
    Can they really do this??? 1st Amendment, anyone?
    Impeach now!
    Otherwise we have lost our country – if it is not already gone.

  3. 1st Amendment, anyone?

    Well, the First Amendment does have its limitations, such as the fact that it only restricts Congress, not the Judiciary (judicial gag orders) or the Executive (security classifications). However, I would love to see the reasons behind any kind of security classification (even a measly FOUO, since our national security is not at issue) or a gag order (which can be quashed by a higher court). (Full disclosure: I used to have a clearance slightly higher than Top Secret, so I understand how they work.)

  4. Impeach now!

    Otherwise we have lost our country – if it is not already gone.

    Right. Who’s going to mount that Impeachment, pray tell?

    It’s already gone. The walls of this edifice have been shot through with termite tunnels for a few decades now. It’s just recently that we can see the walls begin to sway and the windows buckle as the radicals start shoving.

    In the chaos that these bastards are fomenting, the “only solution” will be for Obama to crown himself Emperor, for the greater good, and the ungrateful will be sent back to El Salvador in lieu of those kids.

  5. …and the ungrateful will be sent back to El Salvador in lieu of those kids.

    What’s scary is that sometimes I think they really do consider us to be cattle, easily rounded up and driven to wherever they find it convenient to keep us. If they had eyes to see and minds to think, they’d realize that we’re wolves, with teeth and claws and a kind of weird outlook that lets us cooperate with one another quite effectively, even as we refuse to cooperate with our would-be keepers.

    I fear that their blind ignorance will lead them to actions they’d never consider if they knew the likely consequences.

  6. Squid, that’s exactly how they’re treating the “immigrants.” Just rounding them up and busing them places at random, and they’re all pliant and obedient.

    I know there are commercial interests at work, too, but when it all comes down to it, I think our elites like being masters and having slaves and that’s what the “immigrants” are to them.

  7. It is critically important to constantly repeat the conventional ‘wizdom’ in order to reinforce the unchangeable current mass opinion as well to give the cowardly politicians a hook to hang their disregard of the Constitution on. What would they do if called to account: point straight to their excuses.

  8. What’s scary is that sometimes I think they really do consider us to be cattle, easily rounded up and driven to wherever they find it convenient to keep us

    I think you can safely remove the “sometimes” from now on. The progressive’s fundamental assumption about a population is that it IS a herd of cattle and they’re the ranchers — higher beings with an inborn right to rule.

    If they had eyes to see and minds to think, they’d realize that we’re wolves, with teeth and claws

    Really? Where the hell would they get that idea? Thus far, they’ve been acting with impunity. We have been no more than annoying gnats they can ultimately ignore.

    I fear that their blind ignorance will lead them to actions they’d never consider if they knew the likely consequences.

    Thus far, they’ve met only rhetorical pushback from the proles. On blogs and Twitter. They’re shaking in their shoes, oh yes they are. One more #ImpeachObama Tweet and they’ll be running for the hills.

  9. Critically important. Can’t be said often enough. Must be constantly repeated without a particle of disagreement visible.

  10. I notice the administration put this camp on an Army base.

    Pity.

    And here I was musing that the great thing about a controlled access facility is that the means of egress are easily controlled.

  11. I don’t understand why the Honorable Gentleman from Oklahoma doesn’t just go to a microphone and announce that, so far as he’s been able to determine, HHS is running a brothel wherein runaway children are rituallistically abused by top Democratic campaign donors and political operatives. If they’d like to prove him wrong, all they have to do is open the gates to him and his cameras.

    Until then, worse than Jim Jones.

  12. >HHS is running a brothel wherein runaway children are rituallistically abused by<

    koch supporter harry reid. do the big smear.

  13. remember it is the seriousness of the charge like “pubic hairs on coke cans”.

  14. the mock level for proggtards on this is !!11!!

  15. Ernst,

    You should send that suggestion to the Congressman. He sounded pretty fired up on Fox News earlier today and he just might put that plan in action.

    Okies are generally good natured but I wouldn’t try bumping chests with one on his home turf.

    They weren’t called Sooners for nuthin.

  16. HHS Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Ken Wolfe, would not take the Congressman’s phone call. The Congressman was told to send Mr. Wolfe an email as that was the preferred method of communication.

    At that point, the Congressman should have had his staff grab cameras and film him as he went to Wolfe’s office and demanded to see him.

    Our side is really inept at fighting back. We should always be channeling our inner-Brietbart.

  17. ‘Breitbart’ – apologies.

  18. It seems that “access” or I should say “denial of access” is a hallmark of this administration in all things, land, water, National monuments/parks, emails, records, events, justice, truth. All get labeled “Access Denied.”

  19. Link for above. And I would add the denial of access is for regular citizens not the pay-for-play cronies nor those who are deemed temporarily useful like the kids swarming over the border.

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