MiamiHerald / The five state and local Democrats who wanted to assess conditions in the shelter were dismayed when they were told they needed to request a tour two weeks in advance.
U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Frederica Wilson, Ted Deutch and Darren Soto entered the facility around 1 p.m., along with their staffs. Behind them trailed state Sens. Annette Taddeo and José Javier Rodriguez, state Rep. Kionne McGhee and Miami-Dade County Commissioners Barbara Jordan and Danielle Levine Cava – all of whom were told they would not be allowed access Saturday.
Huddled under a white tent under under a gray, rainy afternoon sky, they told reporters they were frustrated they could not enter.