Bruce Westerman

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman has issued a statement that seems to indicate the Trump administration is going too far in separating children from families seeking asylum in the U.S. PS: A reminder that French Hill lied in a KUAR interview about what’s going on.

Westerman’s statement:

There’s some wiggle room there, but Westerman is exhibiting at least a bit more heart than he showed when he joined others in raising hell about using a remote former Job Corps camp at Royal to house minors who’d entered the country without documents and unaccompanied by adults. Remember that full-bore panic attack?

I’ve been urged to highlight Republican Rep. French Hill’s dishonest statements about the border issue in an interview yesterday with KUAR.

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Hill said the law justified Trump’s zero tolerance policy. It does not. It’s a Trump decision. He asserts all are here illegally. That’s not true. It is legal to seek asylum in the U.S. Also::

On claims U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new “zero tolerance” policy is similar to practices under previous administrations, Hill said:


The Obama administration faced this exact same circumstance back several years ago. This is not a specific issue to one administration. This is a crisis along the border that requires, in my opinion, good law changes.

The Obama administration did not separate children from families, though it did hold families.

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U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton suggested that many, maybe most, of the children are shields by criminals to enter the U.S. — unwitting crisis actors in other words. All the research so far indicates that not true. A falsehood. Perhaps a lie.