Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Friday said he had to fight tears as he watched terrified children in a border processing facility. In the tweet, Murphy admitted kids were being separated from their family members.
Just left the border processing facility. 100s of kids packed into big open rooms. In a corner, I fought back tears as a 13 yr old girl sobbbed uncontrollably explaining thru a translator how terrified she was, having been separated from her grandmother and without her parents.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 19, 2021
A member of Sen. Ted Cruz's (R) communications team, Steve Guest, pointed out that then-candidate Joe Biden promised kids would no longer be separate from their families.
Just a few minutes later, Murphy changed his tune, saying kids aren't separated from their parents.
For clarification, kids are no longer separated from their parents at the border (in this case, the girl’s parents are in the US). But even though kids can now stay and apply for asylum, if they are traveling w relatives who aren’t parents, the relative can’t stay.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 19, 2021
The Democrats have been all over the place with what's taking place at the southern border. They call it a "humanitarian challenge" because they don't want to admit there's a crisis taking place. That would be a bad look, especially considering Biden promised to roll back Trump-era border policies, like the "Remain in Mexico" program and construction of the border wall. Calling this a crisis and admitting what's taking place is wrong and inhumane would force Democrats to admit President Trump's immigration policies were morally and ethically right. And we all know they can't give Trump a W.