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Rep. Lewis: ‘History Will Not Be Kind To Us…If We Continue To Go Down This Road’, ‘We Must Stop The Madness’

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Rep. Lewis: ‘History Will Not Be Kind To Us…If We Continue To Go Down This Road’, ‘We Must Stop The Madness’




Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights leader in the 1960s, called for the Trump administration to end its policy of separating children from their families at the border, saying that “history will not be kind to us” and that “we must stop the madness…now.”

“Our nation is mourning. Our nation is crying out to save our little children. Save our babies,” Lewis said on the House floor.

“History will not be kind to us as a nation and as a people if we continue to go down this road. We must stop the madness and stop it now,” he said.




The Hill added:

The Georgia Democrat’s remarks arrive as more visuals and accounts from inside immigrant detention centers emerge, prompting a considerable backlash to Trump’s policy from both Republicans and Democrats.

The House and Senate are both working on measures that would overturn the policy, though Democrats have pointed out that a solution needs no legislation since Trump could just issue a new order that families be detained together.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions began implementing its “zero tolerance” policy last month, which has led to more than 2,000 children being detained separately from their parents, according to The Associated Press.




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