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Watch These Trump Officials Refuse to Answer Whether They'd Lock Their Own Children in Migrant Family Jails

July 31, 2018 in Blogs

By Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos

There was a lot of stammering.

Trump administration officials stammered and refused to answer U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono’s question about whether they would send their own children to the migrant family jails that Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Matthew Albence tried to claim during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday are like “summer camps.”

“You would send your child to these centers?” the bad-ass from Hawaii asked Trump officials who were testifying about the administration’s barbaric “zero tolerance” policy kidnapping children from parents at the border. “Yes? No?”

“I—I—it’s—that’s a—that’s a difficult question to answer,” stammered Jennifer Higgins of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), who instead tried to blame parents for their children getting kidnapped, saying that “it’s difficult to put myself in the position of an individual who takes a dangerous journey in which their children would be harmed.”

“Mr. Albence,” Hirono said, moving on to Mr. Summer Camp himself, “would you send your child to [family residential centers]?”

”Again, I think we’re—we’re missing the point,” he replied, taking the baton from Higgins to accuse families fleeing violence of putting themselves into this position.

We get it, guys. Despite the fact that you won’t answer the question, we know that the truth is that not for 10 minutes would you incarcerate your family in these hellholes your administration is trying to pass off as “summer camps,” nor would any other decent human being. And, in carrying out these orders, you’re as guilty as the top officials who created them.

Watch their stammering in the video below.

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