Published On: Sat, Jul 20th, 2019

Elijah Cummings yells at DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan for immigration political theater, health care for illegals

Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified before the House Oversight Committee, where Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) went into a tirade over the border crisis. It was directed at Secretary McAleenan. Cummings is apparently just sick and tired of overcrowding in detention centers. He’s appalled by the conditions. We’re dealing with human beings, they say. Yes, human beings who tried to enter this country illegally and should be sent home. But that’s not the issue here. It’s the gross hypocrisy. As if the Democrats were at the forefront of this crisis, warning about the looming humanitarian crisis it could create. Nope—that would be DHS and the Trump White House who warned for months that the situation was spiraling out of control. DHS flout out said they were running out of money to handle the horde of illegal swarming the border. Democrats thought this was a manufactured crisis. That the threats arti

“We’re doing our level best in a challenging —,” McAleenan said before being cut off by Cummings, who went on a two-minute rant about border conditions.

“What does that mean? What does that mean when a child is sitting in their own feces, can’t take a shower? Come on, man,” Cummings said to McAleenan. “None of us would have our children in that position. They are human beings.”

“I get tired of folks saying, ‘Oh, oh, they just beating up on the Border Patrol. Oh, they just beating up on Homeland Security.’ What I am saying, is I want to concentrate on these children. And I want to make sure that they are OK,” Cummings added. “We are the greatest country in the world. We are the ones that can go anywhere in the world and save people, make sure they have diapers, make sure they have toothbrushes, make sure they’re not laying around defecating in some silver paper.”

“Come on. We’re better than that.,” Cummings ranted.

Cummings then spoke with NPR’s Ailsa Chang, repeatedly interrupting during that exchange, ultimately saying: “I’d stop the unnecessary detention of children and other immigrants. We need to ensure people check in court hearings and provide those who must be detained with access to health care, legal representation and other important resources. And we need to reinstitute aid to Central American countries from where…”

Full exchange with NPR here.


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