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Congresswoman Says Trump, DHS Intentionally Kill Illegal Alien Children

In keeping with the leftist Democratic Party’s and news media’s steady stream of anti-Trump statements and accusations, a Democrat congresswoman experienced having her unsubstantiated accusations officially stricken from the House of Representatives’ official record after viciously lambasting the Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan during a congressional hearing on Wednesday..

“This is obviously more than a question of resources. Congress has been more than willing to provide the resources and work with you to address the security and humanitarian concerns,” Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Illinois, declared during McAleenan’s appearance at the House Homeland Security Committee hearing.

“But at this point, with five kids that have died, 5,000 [illegal alien children] separated from their families, I feel like — and the evidence is really clear — that this is intentional. It’s intentional. It’s a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration and it’s cruel and inhumane,” she said, as Democrats cheered her on but Republicans displayed their outrage.

The freshman Democratic lawmaker like many other newly elected House members spoke of the Trump administration and policies as being a sign of inhuman actions by the Trump administration. While her comments were directed at McAleenan, her accusations were obviously aimed at the President.

“It is almost comical to hear someone who supports the mass killings of unborn babies each year fret over teenagers from a foreign country dying as a result of their own parents taking them on a long journey to the United States. It’s the epitome of hypocrisy,” said political strategist Lauren Brellton.

Although the hearing became unruly and argumentative, the DHS chief was there to give testimony about his department’s budget request for the 22 entities that are part of the Homeland Security Committee, which was created weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D. C., and Pennsylvania

“That’s an appalling accusation, and our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every single day,” McAeenan said looking straight at Underwood.

“We’ve asked for these resources three weeks ago — it hasn’t been responded to by Congress — and we’ve asked for changes in authorities for the last three years that would’ve prevented this from happening,” he said.

Kevin McAleenan is the acting Secretary of Homeland Security as well as the Chief of Customs and Border Protection.
Ranking committee member Mike Rogers immediately called for a vote to strike Underwood’s statements from the official record.

“You cannot impugn the character of the witness by stating that he intentionally murders children. That is completely inappropriate and her words should be taken down,” Rogers explained. “She was very explicit.”

A majority of the lawmakers present appeared to agree with Rogers’ sentiments.

Seven congressman voted against nixing Underwood’s statements, but nine congressmen voted in favor of doing so.

The committee vote proved to be a sharp rebuke to Underwood, who defended her criticism of DHS throughout the debate.

The incident follows the death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant who passed away while in Border Patrol custody.

The Guatemalan teenager was apprehended on May 13 for crossing the U.S. border illegally near Hidalgo, Texas.

He was diagnosed with the flu and prescribed medication on Sunday after informing medical staff that he didn’t feel well. However, he was found unresponsive the following morning while in the Weslaco Station in Texas.

During the Wednesday hearing, McAleenan said these types of tragedies are “devastating” to his department, and he pleaded with lawmakers to send additional funds to DHS and enact legislative reforms.

The acting Homeland Security secretary said a lack of proper resources and restrictive laws are the root cause of these tragedies.

Immigration officials, he argued, are past their breaking point in the midst of the border crisis.

“I am highly concerned my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are using politics to block DHS from doing its job and securing our southern border,” Tennessee Republican Mark Green said during the hearing.

“My colleagues claim to be a party that defends federal workers, but where are they now defending our brave ICE agents? Where are they in helping those that serve us?”

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