Liz Cheney wanted her to do.The cruelty is the mission. https://t.co/4PhGxHdOvb— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 23, 2019
“Michael, this week Donald Trump lied to my colleague who asked him about this [immigration] policy and lied that he inherited the separation policy from President Obama and that he ended it, which is just a blatant flat out lie, right?” host Reid proposed. “You have members of Congress saying the Bible doesn’t say we’re supposed to care for the poor. I mean, you actually have a sense of moral disconnections in your party that I don’t understand, and I need your help.”Evangelical Christian Michael Pence wants you to follow the money:
“Anyone who’s quoting a Bible that says they’re not supposed to care for the poor, that should tell you everything about them and the Bible that they’re reading,” Steele began. “It’s one about consequences — there are consequences for actions, consequences for decisions. and right now we have an administration for the last two years beyond this issue, Joy, or many issues you have covered in detail on your show, there are no consequences for them.”
“So at some point we as American citizens have to help our government to account up and down the line for the decisions and actions they take,” he continued. “And we too as citizens have to account for that.”
Addressing the treatment of the children being held in detention centers, he added, “This is clearly documented abuse. It’s clearly documented mistreatment and it’s clearly documented inhumanity to fellow human beings that’s going on in these centers and we as citizens need to account for that.”
“Last week, legal advocates reported there are horrific conditions for children at the border,” Tapper said, pointing to reports that say children have gone without soap, toothbrushes and other items needed for basic hygiene.And of course AOC's words brought to mind this:
“The administration was actually arguing in court this week that the administration should not be required to give soap or toothbrushes or showers to children detained at the border,” Tapper added. “Aren’t toothbrushes and blankets and medicine and basic conditions for kids, aren’t they a part of how the United States of America — the Trump administration — treats children?”
“Well, of course they are, Jake,” Pence replied with a shake of his head. “It’s one of the reasons we ask for more bed space.”
The vice president, who is an evangelical Christian, argued that the Trump administration will not give soap to detained immigrant children because of Congress.
“Democrats in Congress refused to expand the bed space and the capacity for us to detain people,” Pence complained.
“This is going on right now,” Tapper pointed out.
“It’s one of the reasons we continue to call on Congress to give DHS Customs and Border Protections additional resources at the border,” Pence said.
“This is the wealthiest nation in the world,” Tapper observed. “We have money to give toothpaste and soap and blankets to these kids in El Paso County right now.”
Pence agreed that the money is there to provide the children basic supplies.
“So why aren’t we?” Tapper asked.
“My point is,” Pence laughed. “It’s all apart of the appropriations process. Congress needs to provide additional support to deal with the crisis at our southern border.”
For descendants of the Japanese-Americans and the Native Americans who knew Fort Sill as a prison, the government’s new plan raised bitter questions about whether the nation had truly reckoned with its darker past. https://t.co/tGfkSRUbus— Marc Lacey (@marclacey) June 22, 2019
So, so sad: Children as young as 7 and 8, many wearing clothes caked with snot and tears, are caring for infants they’ve just met. Toddlers without diapers are relieving themselves in their pants. Teen mothers are wearing clothes stained with breast milk. https://t.co/B2rAzZZiEH— Marc Lacey (@marclacey) June 21, 2019
"A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy toddler who was handed to them by a guard days ago." https://t.co/u2m8VUIsA1— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) June 21, 2019
AOC: Concentration camps!— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) June 23, 2019
Chuck Todd: HOW DARE SHE
Trump: It's Obama's fault
Chuck Todd: Cool, yeah, so tell me about Trump Tower Pyongyang's progress. https://t.co/4cRfNeVpJh