In a dramatic confrontation, Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona was confronted by a reporter in Washington about the ongoing border crisis. The reporter, Ben Bergquam of “Law & Border” on Real America’s Voice News, recorded the encounter and shared it on social media. “Confronting Cartel Congressman Ruben Gallego in Washington DC,” Bergquam wrote in the post. “Every open borders democrat needs to be asked this question ‘are you paid off by the cartels or are you selling out America for free?'”
Reporter Openly Mocks Dem Congressman Dodging Questions on the Border: 'Nice Fake Phone' https://t.co/E0YqIZX2zn
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As soon as Gallego heard his name called, he quickly whipped out his phone, pretending to be engrossed in a conversation. Seizing the opportunity, Bergquam sarcastically remarked, “Nice fake phone,” before proceeding to question the congressman. Bergquam pressed Gallego, asking if he was paid off by the cartels or if he was selling out America for free. However, Gallego completely ignored the question and continued walking away.
Bergquam didn’t give up, persisting with his line of inquiry. He asked Gallego how much the cartels were paying him and how many terrorists he was willing to allow through the southern border. Despite the persistent questioning, Gallego did not respond, and instead, Bergquam pointed out the congressman’s “fake phone call” act before Gallego disappeared from view.
This confrontation comes at a time when border encounters are at a record high, as reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It also coincides with another encounter Gallego had, this time with GOP candidate Kari Lake while on the same airplane. Lake called out Gallego for his inaction on the border and fentanyl crisis. It appears that Gallego is facing mounting criticism and scrutiny from both sides of the political spectrum.