Wednesday on “The Mike Gallagher Show,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) charged President Obama with “heartlessly” causing “more and more little boys and little girls to be physically assaulted, to be sexually assaulted” by refusing to act on the humanitarian crisis of ten of thousands of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing the U.S. Mexico Border.
One of the things that is important to underscore is the president is right that this is a humanitarian crisis but it is a crisis at his own creation. Several weeks ago I was at Lackland Air Force Base where were roughly 1200 to these children are being held and a senior official there was describing to me you know did the the Coyotes who are bringing these kitchen they’re not well-meaning social workers, they’re not some guy with a beard and Birkenstocks trying to help the kids, they service vicious drug cartels, transnational global drug cartels, and these little boys and little girls are being physically assaulted, they’re being sexually assaulted.
The Texas Republican concluded by saying:
The senior official at Lackland described to me how the cartels will put machine guns to the back to the head of a little boy a little girl and force him to cut off the fingers of another little boy a little girl, send them back to the family to try to extort ransom for their children. This is horrific and when President Obama and the Senate Democrats stand up and say we’re gonna do nothing to change the amnesty we’re gonna do nothing to solve this problem what they’re doing is concerning more and more little boys and little girls to be physically assaulted, to be sexually assaulted is the opposite of humane and compassionate. It is absolutely heartless for President Obama to keep promising amnesty and inciting children to be handed over to the custody of violent drug cartels who are abusing them.
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