“The administration’s current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the American people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded. The administration has the power to rescind this policy. It should do so now.” ~John McCain~
uch a shame that the only republican to speak out against the immoral and reprehensible acts taking place at the border
is a man who might not have long for this earth.
Donald trump is a despicable and loathsome human being. He has no heart, no soul, and not a single ounce of humanity. So what he and his administration is presiding over at this time in our history is not surprising. What is surprising (or maybe not) is the silence from republican leaders such as Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. Why would they tarnish their legacy and their place in history to defend the indefensible?
Today Donald trump sent his DHS Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen
, to face the press
and to express to the world that he is doubling down on his policy of separating children from their families. Needless to say that it didn’t go well. She came across as out of touch and clueless when it comes to this issue, and she did her best Irma Grese
impression for all of us. Just like her boss
she told lie after lie, and she did bat an eye while doing it.
“Reporters repeatedly asked whether the children were being used as “pawns” in an attempt to advance Trump’s legislative agenda on immigration.
Nielsen pushed back by accusing Congress of being at fault for refusing to close “loopholes” and claiming children are being used as pawns by traffickers. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also tried to divert blame onto legislators when asked similar questions at the Monday briefing.
Both officials pushed a debunked idea that the family separation policy is the law.
“It’s a law passed by the United States Congress,” Nielsen falsely said in response to a reporter. “Rather than fixing the law, Congress is asking those of us who enforce the law to turn our backs on the law and not enforce the law. That’s not an answer.”’
The president of the United States could end this travesty tomorrow, but he won’t. He is too busy playing to his base and trying to score cheap political points with his extremist and white supremacist friends. We are not surprised that he can get to them.
Let’s face it, they are not the brightest and best among us.What is surprising is that he is getting all these powerful people in his party to go along with him, because they either fear him or fear losing the power that being close to him brings.
I never thought that I would live to say this, but they could all learn a thing or two from John McCain.
There will be no profiles in courage from this bunch.