GOP Senators are urging Congress to investigate claims by a whistleblower that there is ongoing child trafficking under President Biden.
Three US Senators penned a letter to Sen. Gary Peters, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, in response to a video released in November by Project Veritas.
US Senators @SenRonJohnson , @SenRickScott , and @HawleyMO Call on The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to Investigate @HHSGov Whistleblower's Claims of Child Trafficking
"This cannot be swept under the rug." pic.twitter.com/CbRK2miVf8
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) December 6, 2022
“We write in response to recently reported claims by federal employee whistleblower that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is knowingly transferring unaccompanied migrant children in the custody of criminals, including sex traffickers,” the letter from Senators Ron Johnson, Rick Scott, and Josh Hawley said.
“This cannot be swept under the rug,” the letter states. “Congress must immediately take action to stop the atrocities these whistleblower claims are being committed by the federal government itself.”
The claims come from an interview between Veritas with Tara Lee Rodas, an employee at the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.
BREAKING: 9 Month Investigation Into @HHSGov Whistleblower Child Trafficking Evidence Reveals ‘Sponsor’ of 16 Year Old Unaccompanied Migrant Would "Pimp" Her to Men to Repay $10,000+ "Debt" for Getting Across Border
HHS Whistleblower: "We don't get sued by [child] traffickers." pic.twitter.com/esfDKfjxn9
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) November 29, 2022
Rodas claimed that “we are paying to put children in the hands of criminals,” and “we know that children have been trafficked through the [Unacompanied Children] program.”
“The most reprehensible claim by Ms. Rodas occurred when she raised concerns to command center executives about placing another unaccompanied child in a questionable home. According to Ms. Rodas, someone told her, ‘I think you need to understand we only get sued if we keep kids in care too long. We don’t get sued by traffickers. Are you clear? We don’t get sued by traffickers.'”
“It angers us that this Administration is more concerned about lawsuits than about protecting a child from sex slavery,” the senators wrote. “We have long known that the Biden Administration’s open border policies are fueling human trafficking and child sex trafficking, as migrants repay debts to the cartels who transport them to illegally cross the border.”
“With Ms. Rodas’s courageous whistleblowing, the committee can no longer continue to allow this Administration to dodge scrutiny over its inhumane border crisis. Therefore, we demand that you hold a hearing to investigate Ms. Rodas’s claims, calling as witnesses HHS Secretary Becerra, DHS Secretary Mayorkas, and CIGIE Chair Allison Lerner,” the letter concluded.