A White House official slammed Democrats for using border separations as a political tool for upcoming midterm elections.
The director of strategic communications says the Democrats are just highlighting this aspect of the zero-tolerance policy to use a political tool to score votes during the midterm elections. Mercedes Schlapp pointed out the hypocrisy behind their actions when just a few years ago Democrats like Hillary Clinton, and even president Obama himself, were pushing for more secure borders.
As being reported by washingtonexaminer.com
A top White House official on Tuesday accused Democrats of highlighting the separation of families at the border as a way to score points for the midterm elections.
Mercedes Schlapp, White House director of strategic communications, said even Democrats like Hillary Clinton were saying years ago that the U.S. border has to be protected.
"Now all of the sudden, these Democrats want to use this issue of immigration as an emotional, divisive, political play as they're entering into the midterm election, which is incredibly irresponsible," Schlapp said on Fox News.
Democrats have spent the last few weeks arguing that the separation of children from their families at the border is cruel and is something Trump could reverse. But the Trump administration has said it needs to enforce border laws, which currently don't allow for the lengthy detention of children.
For that reason, officials say, children are being separated from their parents or guardians while the adults are being prosecuted for illegally crossing into the United States. But Schlapp said Trump is willing to work with Democrats to change the law so family separation can be reduced.
Is Schlapp right? Are the Dems just playing politics to garner more votes, and possibly take some away from the other side that supports Trump? It makes sense considering their past stance on immigration, and the fact that they continue to ignore facts about the truth behind what is going on.
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