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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 McAleenan 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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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Carol

    May 25, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    What about all the Americans who are dead because of the illegals in this country? These people are illegality in this country. When you come across the border sick. It is not our fault that some died. From what I have read, Doctors did their best to save the illegals, but they were to sick. SO DO NOT BLAME US OR TRUMP. BLAME CONGRESS. Congress failed to do their jobs again. So Underwood get your facts straight , or keep your mouth shut.

    • Wilson

      May 25, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      idiots on twitter are cheering this BS on so decided to let them know she is full of shit.

      • PT

        May 25, 2019 at 11:25 pm

        Ask them how soon they are going down to the border and personally adopting some of the illegals. Pay all their expenses including housing, food, clothing, medical, education and of course they will need spending money. That’s what I say to anyone that makes an idiotic comment around me about the border. They usually give me a dirty look and walk away but then there are the ones that immediately start calling me names – like they do when they can’t hold down a conversation.

        • Wilson

          May 26, 2019 at 12:40 am

          Never happen, it is always easy to signal on twitter. A like is just as good as actual action to those morons.

  2. Joseph Kempski

    May 25, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I think we need to cut off her head and her tounge out of her head.

  3. Mary

    May 25, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    They come here illegally and at “death’s door” and we spend tens of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money trying to save them but they are too far gone, and somehow it’s our fault? How about all the deaths to CITIZENS caused by illegals in this country? Oh that’s right, American lives don’t matter. How dare these people bring their infectious diseases into our country to infect, sicken and kill our babies, our children and our most vulnerable! Anyone who publicly blames this death and the other deaths on President Trump are attention seekers. They want to be relevant and make the news, which they did! It’s pretty sad when you make the news for being an idiot, which is something the Democrats have mastered. All they do is obstruct and blame and they never do anything helpful or constructive! I don’t know how they live with themselves. These people are so hateful.

  4. Al

    May 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

    This ignorant demonRAT doesn’t care about any children. She belongs to the Murderhood club—-killing unborn babies and killing the babies that survive abortions. We ignore this fool’ s “caring.”

  5. Wilson

    May 26, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Did she mention those kids were in feces infested water? Or that they were found to have dehydration when found by medics? Many had parasites or even diseases they would have brought with them.

  6. Fred Sheehan

    May 26, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Libel suits followed by impeachment proceedings for the speaker and all defenders. The only intentional acts that I have seen is congress’ failure to address the lack of border security and immigration law. The southern border is an attractive nuisance. Congress has full knowledge of this fact. Congress has failed to act to eliminate the risks presented and has acted to prevent President Trump from acting to eliminate the risks. Congress is culpable for all harm, and the offending members should be held responsible for all damages. The consequences for breach of duty should be personal and immediate.

  7. MissD

    May 26, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Another dumbass negro !!!

  8. N

    May 26, 2019 at 11:52 am

    What a disgrace! She should be more concerned with the “INTENTIONAL” killing of hundreds and thousands of both black on black murders everyday and the “INTENTIONAL” murders of babies in the womb!

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