House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer sent a missive to nan caput of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Monday asking for transcribed interviews pinch apical agents to study really they are grappling pinch "Biden’s separator crisis."
The desire to speak pinch nan 7 U.S. Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agents comes weeks aft nan committee said to nan agents starring nan Tucson and Rio Grande Valley sectors, who they opportunity "testified astir a situation that has group records for nan arrests of illegal separator crossers, migrant deaths, narcotics seized, and suspected terrorists arrested trying to illegally transverse nan border."
That Feb. 7 hearing successful Washington took spot aft nan "Department of Homeland Security tried to forestall nan 4 Chief Patrol Agents invited by nan Committee from testifying," according to Comer.
"Both witnesses provided candid testimony, but understandably confined their statements and responses to nan circumstances of their respective sectors and nan unsocial challenges they face successful those sectors," nan Republican from Kentucky said successful a statement.
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The House Committee connected Oversight and Accountability is now seeking to speak pinch different Chief Patrol Agents. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
"The characteristic of each assemblage demonstrates a request for nan Committee to get further accusation regarding different sectors connected nan confederate border," Comer added. "As 1 witnesser emphasized, ‘if you’ve seen 1 Border Patrol sector, you person only seen 1 Border Patrol sector.’"
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A Border Patrol supplier walks betwixt a spread on nan separator wall betwixt nan U.S. and Mexico successful Yuma, Arizona connected June 1, 2022. The House Committee connected Oversight and Accountability is asking to speak to nan caput of that Border Patrol sector. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)
"One of nan witnesses testified that Border Patrol agents person valuable accusation and acquisition to guideline lawmakers successful hunt of legislative solutions," he continued. "The Committee believes Chief Patrol Agents managing different sectors person additional, valuable accusation that will assistance nan Committee successful afloat knowing nan situation astatine nan confederate border."
The starring supplier successful that assemblage said to Congress connected Feb. 7 and offered grounds connected a "crisis that has group records for nan arrests of forbidden separator crossers, migrant deaths, narcotics seized, and suspected terrorists arrested trying to illegally transverse nan border," nan House Committee connected Oversight and Accountability says. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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The missive does not see a circumstantial deadline, but it does opportunity nan committee will spell to meet nan agents successful their sectors to minimize inconvenience for Border Patrol.
The agents nan committee is seeking to speak to lead the San Diego and El Centro sectors successful California, nan Yuma assemblage successful Arizona and nan El Paso, Big Bend, Del Rio and Laredo sectors successful Texas.
Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.
Greg Norman is simply a newsman astatine Fox News Digital.