Illinois Democrat Lauren Underwood recently accused the Department of Homeland Security of murdering migrant children.
In the rare cases of the death of migrant children while in DHS custody, you might think that the blame should be laid on the adults who dragged them to the U.S. but this Democrat sees it differently.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Underwood (D): DHS Chief’s Policies That Killed Migrant Children Are ‘Intentional’
Rep. Lauren Underwood (D., Ill.) on Wednesday accused Kevin McAleenan, the acting Homeland Security secretary, of intentionally killing migrant children during a congressional hearing.
Underwood, a freshman Democrat who serves on the House Homeland Security Committee, criticized McAleenan on his immigration policies during testimony about his department’s budget request.
“We’ve deployed the funding from FY19 that Congress has authorized. We’ve increased our temporary facilities by 500 beds in Donna, by 500 in El Paso. We’ve got three additional soft-sided facilities coming online in June. We’ve deployed medical practitioners. We now have over 100 certified medical practitioners in our two busiest sectors. We’ve asked for more money to extend that,” McAleenan said.
Underwood interrupted and said, “People keep dying.”
“This is obviously more than a question of resources. Congress has been more than willing to provide the resources and work with you to address the security and humanitarian concerns, but at this point, with five kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, I feel like — and the evidence is really clear — that this is intentional,” Underwood said. “It’s a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration and it’s cruel and inhumane.”
Watch the video:
You’ll never guess who came running to Uderwood’s defense over this.
The Daily Caller reports:
OCASIO-CORTEZ DEFENDS DEMOCRAT WHOSE ‘APPALLING ACCUSATION’ WAS STRICKEN FROM RECORD
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended a fellow Democrat who argued in a Wednesday hearing that the deaths of migrant children in U.S. custody were “intentional.”
“Yesterday, GOP moved to silence Lauren Underwood’s words bc she had the audacity to say the obvious: that stealing children away from their parents, trafficking, & caging them w/o end is intended to do harm,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “They tried to silence her; make her back down. She didn’t. Be proud.”
See her tweet below:
Yesterday, GOP moved to silence Lauren Underwood’s words bc she had the audacity to say the obvious: that stealing children away from their parents, trafficking, & caging them w/o end is intended to do harm.
They tried to silence her; make her back down.
Be proud 👏🏽 https://t.co/3KRRCxGPap
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 23, 2019
So to recap, a Democrat accused the men and women of the DHS of being child murderers, and AOC defended her.
These Democrats are insane.