Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood is pointing a substantially heavy finger at the Trump administration, accusing them of murdering children during a hearing with Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan. This is ironic considering Democrats are the party advocating abortion...the literal murdering of babies.
Underwood said on Wednesday, "People keep dying, and so 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."
She continued, "With five kids that have died, 5,000 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."
McAleenan quickly replied, “That’s an appalling accusation, and our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every single day. We’ve asked for those resources three weeks ago, it hasn’t been responded to by Congress, and we’ve asked for changes in authority for the last three years that would have prevented this from happening.”
According to Rep. Mark Green, McAleenan "left the private sector to serve his country after the towers fell on 9/11." He said, “It’s absolutely disheartening to see some radical Democrats stoop so low to say that the Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan is murdering children.”
Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) objected, and moved that Underwood’s remarks be “taken down.”
After the chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), asked Underwood to clarify her remarks, she essentially repeated them.
Rogers protested: “Mr Chairman, you cannot impugn the character of the witness by stating that he intentionally murders children.” He asked that her words be taken down again.
“I did not say ‘murdered’,” Underwood objected, claiming that she merely said “that five children have died as the result of a policy choice that he stands by.”
The chair rejected Rogers’s request, ruling instead that Underwood’s language was “appropriate, and that it should not be taken down.”
However, after a recess, the committee voted to overturn the chair's ruling, 9-7, and her words were struck from the record.