Last year around this time, Trump was under fire for allegedly separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The criticism even came within the party, including former First Lady Laura Bush, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was quick to put her back in her place.
Setting the Record Straight
Laura Bush expressed her outrage by penning an op-ed in the Washington Post. Laura Bush had everyone in tears as they were reading it and most outraged by the time they put the paper down.
The only problem, though, is the very laws which she criticized were actually put in place by her husband when he was president.
The law in question is called the Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008. While it had good intentions when it was written, it also obviously had some faults to it. The legislation was put in place to deter child trafficking across the border.
On this law, Sanders stated, “Frankly, this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under [Laura Bush’s] husband’s leadership, not under this administration.
“We’re not the ones responsible for creating this problem. We’ve inherited it. But we’re actually the first administration stepping up and trying to fix it.”
The Crisis Goes On
Here we are, a year later, and the same problems exist for a singular reason: Democrats refuse to come to the table. Even when it looked like legislation may get through, Democrats have opted to add things last minute to derail it from getting to the President’s desk.
In the meantime, we sometimes see thousands of illegals approach the border in a single day.
People are living in sleeping bags and on the ground because Democrats will not release funding or work on real immigration reform with this president.
Laura Bush had every right to be outraged, her outrage was simply misplaced.
She need only look into the other room for the man responsible for the legislation and need only look across the aisle as to why we are still dealing with this problem today.