When the migrant surge resulted in massive overcrowding at border facilities, most of us assumed there would be a massive COVID outbreak.
The White House never published such a report.
For the most part, we had to rely on leaks from employees, but the story never really gained any traction.
However, that may soon change, as whistleblowers are starting to come forward on this front in a big way.
The House Crumbles
Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold had a complaint filed on their behalf by the Government Accountability Project.
According to the filing, which was obtained by Fox News, “COVID was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees.
“Hundreds of children contracted COVID in the overcrowded conditions.
“Adequate masks were not consistently provided to children, nor was their use consistently enforced.”
The complaint went on to say that there was “significant waste, fraud and abuse” at the Texas facility in question.
They claim control of the facility was turned over to a private contracting company.
They also claim the contractors regularly “lewdly and loudly gawked at girls.” This would seem to coincide with reports that broke earlier regarding abuse at the facilities.
The complaint further cites examples of medical care abuse, stating, “[I]n one case, a clinician’s primary response to a boy – who had complained of feeling very depressed and sad – was to tell him that he had nothing to complain about and that, in fact, he should feel grateful for all he was being given.”
An HHS spokesperson responded to the charges, stating, “The care and well-being of children in our custody continues to be a top priority for HHS.
“Currently, children at the Emergency Intake Site at Fort Bliss meet with a case manager weekly and we have close to 60 mental health and behavioral counselors on site working with the children.
“It remains our policy to swiftly report any alleged instances of wrongdoing to the appropriate authorities.”
I can assure you, if this complaint had been filed when Trump was in office, it would be plastered all over the news with outrage from every talking head in the Democrat Party.
Instead, what do we hear… nothing but crickets.
Source: New York Post