House Democrats thought they could make a whipping boy out of former Border Patrol Chief Tom Homan. He made them regret their decision, especially AOC, whom he took to school – then ate her lunch. He met them toe to toe on their false accusations of what is happening in the detention centers. Democrats have been calling the border crisis a manufactured problem, and they decry the lack of materials for the illegals in custody, but the Border Patrol does not provide the money, Congress does, and they withheld the funding for months. So, the fact that they didn’t act is the Border Patrol’s fault (NOT!).
The Democrats took turns attacking former ICE Director Tom Homan. Rep. Garcia was particularly vile with his attacks on Homan. Have we not learned from the internment of Japanese Americans?… Do you not care? Is it because these children do not look like children that are around you? I don’t get it. Have you ever held a deceased child in your arms?
Rep. Garcia: Do you understand that the consequences of separation will be life long trauma and carried across generations.
Tom Homan: First of all your comments are disgusting!
Rep. Garcia: I find your comments disgusting!
Tom Homan: I’ve served my country 34 years. And yes, I held a 5-year-old boy in my arms. I knelt down beside him and said a prayer for him. Because I knew what the last 30 minutes of his life was like. And I had a 5-year-old son at the time. What I’ve been trying to do for 34 years is to save lives. So for you to sit there and insult my integrity and my love for my country and for children, that’s why this whole thing needs to be fixed. And you’re a member here. FIX IT!
From colleague Hillary Vaughn. At Hse hrng, fmr ICE Dir Tom Homan, raises his voice. Lectures lawmakers: “If you don’t like the law..then change it..Congress failed to supply funding months ago…don’t blame the men wearing the uniform..this is political theatre at its best!”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 12, 2019