Senators call for more press access to facilities holding children at the border

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who also went on the trip, said these are “not kids in so-called cages.”

But, he added, they are not facilities that anyone would “want your child in for more than 10 minutes.”

“You’re sleeping on thin mattresses on the floor. They are sort of bunched, you know, about six inches to a foot from each other,” Murphy said on NPR Saturday. “We’ve got to ultimately do better.”…

“I pleaded with him to have as much transparency with us . . . but with the press as well,” Capito said.

Murphy added on NPR that he believed DHS could allow for “some additional press access” while ensuring that the identities of the young children were protected. “We want to make sure that the press has access to hold the administration accountable,” he said.