South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg called out Republican Party members as hypocrites for claiming they are Christian while separating migrant children from their parents and putting them in cages at the border.
Buttigieg said that Republicans have “lost all claim to ever use religious language again,” pointing to policies like President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” family separations and the treatment of migrant children crossing the border.
“The Republican Party likes to cloak itself in their language of religion,” said Buttigieg, who has been outspoken about his Episcopalian faith.
Buttigieg said that although Democrats “stand for people of any religion and no religion,” Democrats should “call out hypocrisy when we see it.”
“For a party that associates itself with Christianity to say that it is OK to suggest that God would smile on the division of families at the hands of federal agents, that God would condone putting children in cages has lost all claim to ever use religious language again,” he continued.