It has been recently reported that the home of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) has been swarmed by federal agents this past Wednesday. It has been stated that these federal agents have also seized items from the home as part of a still-ongoing investigation.
“At Cuellar’s home, located in the 8200 block of Estate Drive, federal vehicles were seen with cases and other items taken from the congressman’s house as over two dozen agents filed in and out of the residence Wednesday afternoon,” reported The Monitor. “By around 7:30 p.m., a group of agents loaded large bags, plastic bins, and a computer into a federal vehicle. Some agents appeared to be logging the items.”
The FBI has finally released an official statement that confirms their activities, stating that agents were “conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity” and that they “cannot provide further comment on an ongoing investigation.”
The office of Cuellar also took the chance to put forth their own statement on Wednesday evening, stating, “Congressman Cuellar will fully cooperate in any investigation. He is committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld.”
The report that was issued by The Monitor stated that the various agents from the FBI worked well into the early hours of the morning in their search.
Valerie Gonzalez, an investigative reporter, also made note that the federal agents also showed up to search the facilities at his campaign offices.
“Federal agents were also at the campaign HQ office this afternoon,” she stated. “It wasn’t included in the FBI statement, but two of the vehicles seen there at 4:20 pm later showed up at the residence. An agent wearing an FBI jacket climbed out of one.”
Big bags were just loaded onto a government vehicle. pic.twitter.com/4hBjfwDsyr
— Valerie Gonzalez (@ValOnTheBorder) January 20, 2022
Newsweek went on to state:
He has also long criticized Democratic President Joe Biden’s handling of the migrants coming to the southern border.
He said that the Biden administration shouldn’t allow undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States. He has also urged Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to visit the border and speak with local law enforcement, elected officials and business leaders to better understand the local impact of migrants at the border.
Cueller went after Biden and his administration back in March over how it was dealing with the crisis along the border and issued allegations that it was “purposely withholding” information concerning the number of migrants that were being pushed into the U.S.
It was reported by The Daily Wire that when pressed to give a reaction to the numbers that showed the border being overwhelmed, Cuellar, who represents a congressional district along the border, stated that the administration was not giving out the full numbers concerning just how many migrants were being released into the country.
“Yeah, look, we can play with words. Is that a challenge? Or is it a crisis? Let’s look at the numbers, since August of last year, the numbers have been increasing,” he stated. “In especially October, November, and December, we were hitting 70,000. In January, we had 78,000. This is again, under the Trump administration, now moving into the Biden administration. Biden might have started under Trump, but when you’re the president, you own the situation, whether it’s a success or not a success.”
“I think in February we’re going to get about 100,000. And again, I don’t care what we call it, but I can tell you this, those numbers of people that are being released, they’re purposely withholding that information,” he continued. “They’ve been told not to withhold that information. I now know that they’re bringing people from McAllen over to Laredo, processing them in Laredo, and they’re going to release them in my community. I represent the both areas, the valley and of course, part of the valley in Laredo, and I’ve seen this before. Don’t let the local community know what you’re doing, where they’re striving to bring people in from the valley, process them and Laredo, release them at a bus station. And again, I’ve seen this this before in the past.”