NBC News reports:
Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that “nobody likes” the separation of migrant children from their parents at the nation’s southern border but took issue with the idea that the Trump administration is using the children to force Democrats to the table on border security.
“As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who has a conscience, I will tell you that nobody likes this policy,” Conway said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “If the Democrats are serious, and if a lot of Republicans are serious, they’ll come together. They won’t just talk about just this week, just the Dreamers, or just the wall, or just catch and release. It’s all of the above,” Conway said.
Separating migrant families is a policy announced by the Trump administration this spring. “If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in May. “If you don’t like that, then don’t smuggle children over our border.”
WATCH: “As a mother, as a Catholic” nobody likes family separation policy. #MTP #IfItsSunday@chucktodd: “Why don’t you create a family detention center?@KellyannePolls: “We had those under President Obama but the Democrats are holding up the funding to expand those.” pic.twitter.com/d4Y5HHWhGx
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 17, 2018
You have a frigging majority. You can fund whatever you like. But this is a lie.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 17, 2018