The deaths of two migrant children who were in the custody of U.S. authorities will now be the topic of a Senate investigation.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a usually staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and the likely new chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said he will be holding hearings on the deaths of these children.
Bowing to Democrat Pressure
After the news broke that a second child had died in U.S. custody, Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced she wanted to look into the deaths of these children ASAP.
She further insinuated that this was more or less a case of child abuse by U.S. authorities.
But while she blamed the deaths on the border patrol agents, she neglected to mention the short-sighted goals of the parents who are dragging their children across a desert with no medical care and a shortage of supplies for weeks at a time.
Sen. Graham is apparently trying to get ahead of Feinstein by announcing the investigation before Feinstein grabs too many more headlines.
But it is a fairly safe assumption President Trump will not be too thrilled with that announcement.
The Blame Game
While Feinstein was mugging it up in front of the cameras, President Trump took to Twitter to blame Democrats for the death of the children.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted: “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally.”
Because Dems won’t face the facts, these parents are putting the lives of their children in danger.
As Trump stated, these people are making this “trek” because they know Democrats are trying to open our borders and not hold anyone responsible for breaking the law.
As long as that continues, we will sadly see more and more of these cases in the news.
What a shame.