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Judiciary Chair Says Senior Trump Officials Must Be Prosecuted For Child Abuse Of Migrant Detainees

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Judiciary Chair Says Senior Trump Officials Must Be Prosecuted For Child Abuse Of Migrant Detainees




The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee called for federal and state prosecutions of senior Trump administration officials who are responsible for the horrific conditions and treatment of child migrants being held at Border Patrol facilities near the border.

During a Monday appearance on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) described what his congressional delegation saw today inside a Border Patrol facility as “disgusting” and “inhumane.”

“I have to ask your reaction to what you heard from your house colleagues there and from these other reports that we had about the facilities on the border. Obviously, your committee has jurisdiction on the matter,” Maddow noted.




“What we saw today was disgusting,” Nadler replied.

“This is inhumane and criminal. There ought to be prosecutions of the agency heads and some of the people for child abuse,” he said.

“This is clearly child abuse and it violates a half dozen laws,” he added.

“Do you think it should be pursued as federal prosecution or a matter of state law?” Maddow asked.

“Well, probably both,” Nadler replied. “Probably both.”






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