Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went to the U.S.’s southern border over the holidays. She must be sucking up to her boss Donald Trump by imitating his cruelty and his lying. Certainly, her job has long been at risk. Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) layed her out flat with his response to those lies.
Nielsen claimed that the Democrats were not interested in the “criminal aliens, drug smugglers, smuggled & abused children” and more:
‘I am disappointed that Dems did not want to hear from
@DHSgov about the security & humanitarian crisis we are facing at the border. They didn’t want to hear about criminal aliens, drug smugglers, smuggled & abused children or violent caravans trying to breach the border wall.’
Kennedy is a political star who comes from a family that has a long record of service, patriotism, and charity. He responded to Nielsen’s tweet with one of his own, saying “you lied:”
‘You literally couldn’t tell us how many human beings have died on your watch less than a month ago and you lied about a policy of ripping kids from parents. So yes, we’re a little hesitant to take you at your word.’
When Nielsen appeared before a congressional committee, one of the Democratic members asked her a simple question: how many human being have died on your watch? The secretary had nothing.
Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) called her out in that same committee, NBC News reported.
‘It is as if you can’t see the reality of modern immigration or contributions of anyone who came from countries other than Norway or other parts of Europe. It’s as if you and the Trump administration are blind. Shame on everybody that separates children and allows them to stay at the other side of the border fearing death, fearing hunger, fearing sickness. Shame on us for wearing our badge of Christianity during Christmas for allowing the secretary to come here and lie.’