ABC News’ Martha Raddatz grilled far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on Sunday over Tlaib’s claim that she cares about what is going on at the border when Tlaib voted against both Democrat and Republican bills to send aid to the border facilities.
Tlaib, who made the remarks on ABC News’ “This Week,” also engaged in Holocaust trivialization when she said that she “absolutely” agreed with socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) that immigrant detention facilities on the southern border are “concentration camps.” It’s worth noting that Tlaib has a well-documented history of anti-Semitism, which includes engaging in anti-Semitic Holocaust revisionist history. Tlaib’s claim that Ocasio-Cortez is correct by comparing immigrant detention facilities to Nazi concentration camps is also categorically false.
“Congresswoman, I want to stop you here for just a second. McAleenan has been sounding the alarm for months for resources to help the migrants, you voted against the $4.6 billion emergency border bill to deal with the surge of migrants, that included almost $3 billion to provide shelter and care for unaccompanied children,” Raddatz said. “Acting Secretary McAleenan says those funds are critical to get children out of CBP custody and transfer, even if the bill didn’t have what you wanted.”
“Well, I’m proud – I – exactly but listen to this, do you know what the CBP agents said on the ground though, Martha?” Tlaib responded.
“Isn’t opposing aid contributing to this crisis?” Raddatz continued.
“Three agents took me aside, away from my colleagues and said more money is not going to fix this, that they were not trained to separate children, that they don’t want to separate two-year-olds away from their mothers,” Tlaib claimed without evidence.
Tlaib later said that the humanitarian bill that sent billions of dollars to the border “was not the choice that we needed our country to move forward on.”
Martha Raddatz destroyed Rashida Tlaib's argument: "You voted against the $4.6 billion emergency border bill to deal with the surge of migrants that included almost $3 billion to provide shelter & care for unaccompanied children… Isn't opposing aid contributing to this crisis?" pic.twitter.com/uOYyJJ8R5U
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