Utah GOP Senate candidate Mitt Romney on Monday retweeted former first lady Laura Bush, who wrote an op-ed criticizing President Trump’s family separation policy as “cruel” and “immoral,” saying that the U.S. needs a “more compassionate answer.”
“I agree that we need a more compassionate answer,” Romney tweeted.
I agree that we need a more compassionate answer. https://t.co/3NOPEF0G3o
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 18, 2018
The Hill added:
The Trump administration announced the “zero tolerance” policy to prosecute more adults crossing the border illegally, leading to thousands of migrant children being separated from their parents.
In recent days, images and accounts from undocumented youth detention centers have emerged, sparking major outcry from primarily Democratic lawmakers.
Trump has incorrectly and repeatedly claimed that the policy is the “law,” and blamed Democrats for not acting on immigration legislation.