Senator Ted Cruz made a rather startling accusation Monday against the President on The Sean Hannity Show.

Cruz spoke with the radio host about a growing border crisis and the massive influx of illegal immigrant children entering the United States over the last several months. He agreed with President Obama that the situation at the border is a “humanitarian crisis,” but that it is a “crisis of his own creation.” The Texas Senator went on to explain that children are suffering, and are needlessly being brutalized, sexually abused, and maimed.

Transcript (H/T: Truth Revolt):

Probably the most heartbreaking aspect of this, is you look at this year, some 90,000 little boys and little girls coming in illegally. Look, the people bringing them in, they’re not well-meaning social workers. These are hardened, transnational, global criminal cartels. They are cruel vicious men. These little boys and little girls are being subjected to physical violence, to sexual violence.

Cruz went on to describe a truly horrific situation involving children coming into Lackland Air Force Base:

When I was at Lackland Air Force Base, a senior official there told me about a number of the children that have come in, where the drug cartels, when they get these kids, some of them they hold for ransom to try and extract more money from the families. And horrifically, Sean, they will cut off and send back body parts. They’ll force one little boy or one little girl to cut off the fingers or ears of other little boys or little girls. And they’ll hold a gun to their head, they’ll say ‘either you cut off this little boy’s finger or we’ll shoot you.

Why are these children being subjected to such violence? Cruz states that it is “a direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness.”

Listen to the interview below…

This first appeared at The Political Insider