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Dem Rep Sparks Fury After Saying THIS About Migrant Children Dying

A House Democrat sparked fury from fellow lawmakers after she said the death of illegal immigrant children is “intentional” on the part of the Trump administration.

Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood of Illinois made the remark Wednesday at a congressional hearing during testimony from acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin Mc Aleenan on the need for an increased budget for border security.

“At this point, with five kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, I feel like, and the evidence is really clear, this is intentional,” the freshman Democrat said.

“It’s a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration, and it’s cruel and inhumane.”

McAleenan called her accusation “appalling.”

“Our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every single day,” he said.

Republican Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, the ranking member of the panel, demanded that Underwood’s comments be “taken down” because she had essentially accused McAleenan of murder, according to USA Today.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, resisted, saying, “the language is appropriate and that it should not be taken down,” according to Fox News.

The committee subsequently voted in support of Rogers and against Underwood and Thompson.

However, Underwood had her say on social media.

“For over a year, it’s been clear that policies at the border have harmed the physical and mental health of migrant children. I believe, at this point, failure to change these broken policies based on that knowledge is intentional and unacceptable,” she wrote.

Underwood’s comment was later echoed by Rep. Nanette Barragán, a California Democrat, who also used the word “intentional” to describe the deaths of migrant children in U.S. custody.

“It’s a belief based on all the lies that have been out in the public,” she said.

She said that based on the deaths of five children and the separation of thousands of families, McAleenan should be ashamed.

“That is despicable to say,” she said. “You should not be proud of a record of having five children die under your watch.”

McAleenan argued during the hearing that if Congress wants different results, it should adopt policies and a budget to allow agencies charged with border security to cope with the rising number of illegal immigrants crossing the border.

“The crisis is exceeding the resources provided,” he said, according to The Hill.

“We’ve asked for resources three weeks ago … and we’ve asked for changes in authorities for the last three years that would have prevented this from happening.”

During a Friday appearance on “Fox & Friends,” former Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Tom Homan bristled at Underwood’s remark.

“It’s a disgusting comment,” he said.

“These men and women of the Border Patrol, they are fathers and mothers and sons and daughters, too. They don’t leave their love for life at the station when they start the shift. They do everything they can to protect these people, so to dishonor them in this way insulting.”

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22 Comments
  • The people condemning our president and those that work with him of intentionally causing children to die are themselves the guilty ones. They have known for some time now that there is a crisis at the border and they have done nothing to help relieve this problem. They are hung up on impeaching our president. It consumes all their energy and all of their time. They have done nothing of a positive nature to help relieve this situation. One of the things that could be done is to discourage people from making a long, illegal trip in the first place. We do not know the condition of these people when they start on this very difficult trip and that is a matter for consideration. The best advice is to discourage people from attempting to enter the country in an illegal and dangerous manner.

    • Richard says:

      I wish to associate myself with this gentle lady’s remarks. The Congressional Democrats are largely responsible for the crisis on our border by encouraging illegal immigration, creating sanctuary cities, extending the social net to illegal migrants, standing up for the likes of MS-13 gang members, and refusing law enforcement the funding and resources needed to address the crisis.

    • Disgusted says:

      This Underwood woman doesn’t seem to know anything…Especially that most of the so called Children are not even the children of the people that have rented or kidnapped them.

  • put the blame squarely where it belongs….right in the lap of the Democrats.

    • JOAN says:

      WHY DONT THEY SHOW THE SAME CONCERN OVER OUR HOMELESS VETS DYING. DO THEY EVEN KNOW HOW MANY DIED DURING THE LAST WINTER. SHOW CARE FOR OURS. THE IMMIGRANTS ARE CARED FOR. PROVIDE MORE MONEY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. ALMOST ONE HUNDRED HAVE FLU NOW AND WHERE IF YOUR CARE?

  • Daniel Brofford says:

    The more I see and listen to these people the more I realize how bad they are for our country. Let’s get rid of every democrat come nov of next year.

  • Linda P. Flake says:

    The Democrats have done NOTHING to support the President, the Border Patrol or any others dealing with the border crisis. Another thing, what illnesses, diseases, etc do these people bring with them. And they aren’t going to tell anyone what they have. I am sick of all of this. And I am sick of America being blamed for any deaths of the illegals. They should stay in their countries.

  • Kamicka says:

    I think EVERY Democrat needs to go to the border and STAY there for a month. Then they’ll know what the real truth is rather than hearing lies from the media and people who are Assuming what is truth and what is not. Their “golden boy”, before Trump, did far more damage than Trump ever did. And the reason the numbers are higher is because 3 times as many people are
    ILLEGALLY entering our country now then during Bank’s reign.

  • Lee Nixon says:

    The demo are showing how little they care about American, the demo
    will say anything to make President People look and sound bad.

  • Tsk tsk says:

    These fockers are crazy. And they’re too stupid to know it.

  • Joseph Holland says:

    I say get rid of all the democrats because they don’t give a shit about us and they are bent on destroying the U.S.,finish what Obama didn’t do, he about screwed the U.S. up to no return. I hope and pray that everyone VOTE Trump and make the whole WH republican. Look at all the people in Congress that aren’t even from the U.S.

  • Jim Porter says:

    Only a stup[id nixxxr would say somethingt luike this. Send her packing.

  • Larry Gaines says:

    Rep underwood is a lying idiot and cannot prove anything about her claims and I bet she is Racist.

  • Marilynn Reeves says:

    Sick when they get here. Send right back to Mexico and let them die there. Mexico could have stopped at their Southern boarder and parents should not have brought them.

  • Blame the parents and coyotes that drag sick kids across Central America here for freebies, or illicit reasons. How many LEGAL citizens kids die here daily? Does the stinking Fake News care about them. This idiot Demorat is another one to add to the low I.Q. team on the left. Bigmouth , no brains. All I see is vermin diseased Criminals entering the U.S. The Border Agents are falling ill from this Diseased vermin. Scabies, measles, mumps and T.B which is untreatable. Heard there were a couple cases of leprosy in N.Y. Send their asses back across the border , and put Claymores along the border.Every 5 ft , and 50 ft back. OOPS!

  • An American says:

    Dems caring about children? That’s rich!

  • Michigan Man says:

    Maybe if the Democrats would stop fighting Trump every day and try to fix some of the problems, tragedies such as these would not occur. But if they did that they couldn’t play the victim and carry that huge chip on their shoulder. Woman, just do what you are getting to do.

  • Michael Starr says:

    It’s the parent’s fault for allowing their child to traverse across all of that terrain, not knowing what to expect or who will be traveling with the kid(s). Then, they get to the border and border patrol does their job but the a s s h o l e posing as the childs parent or guardian doesn’t mention any illness or disability the child might have, so the American doctors aren’t aware. Next thing you know, the kid is seriously ill, the doctors are trying to figure out whats wrong but tragically, the child dies. Now, for the love of God and all that is still good in this world, can someone please explain how the F U C K THIS FALLS ONTO THE BORDER PATROL AS THEIR FAULT? Is this woman really that F U C K I N G STUPID?

  • jimmie boswell says:

    they, are accusing the entire boarder patrol of premeditated murder. it is the responsibility of the house of representative constitutional duty. to provide sufficient funds, for boarder security.

    nor can you prevent illegal activity, while supporting it. since it, only encourages more illegal activity. giving organized aid and comfort, to criminal activity is illegal. and it, could also be classified as treason.

    i, do not feel sorry for democrats. after murdering more than, 60 million of their own. then, try to replenish their ranks by any illegal means. rowe vs wade, is hurting progressives not conservatives.

  • The blame for these children’s deaths should be put where it belongs first on the parents who put them through the ordeal and second on the groups responsible for the disinformation being sent out daily in these countries urging them to go to America.

  • David says:

    The parents are responsible for child endangerment when traveling to enter any place illegally or legally. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a car and aren’t being safe, you’re putting them in danger, and that is THE PARENT’s fault. Government enforcement is doing it’s job….stop looking for in between rules, it IS or it ISN’T.

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