U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), often described as a “moderate” Republican is no moderate when it comes to separating children from their parents. She refuses to sign on to a Democratic bill that would end it – effectively derailing the legislation from Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. Without the support of a GOP Senator like Collins, the Feinstein bill has little chance.
Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, Collins was challenged on what she is doing to stop the Trump administration’s child snatching ring – the arrest and jailing of undocumented parents and the placing of their children into concentration or internment camps. The latest opened on Friday. It is a “tent city” in 100 degree heat.
Collins claims the bill would “prevent arrests within 100 miles of the border, even if the person has committed a serious crime or suspected of terrorist activity.” She appears to be the first and only Senator to make the allegation.
The Senator from Maine could bring her objections to Sen. Feinstein, who has a strong law and order record, to reach a compromise. She could have legal experts weigh in, and offer a compromise.
Instead, Collins says she wants her bill that fully finds President Trump’s wall to be passed. It’s been languishing since February. She says it provides a pathway to citizenship form DREAMers.
It does nothing for the nearly 12,000 migrant children separated from their families and currently being held by the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Watch the video below:
.@SenatorCollins says she doesn't support legislative efforts to stop family separation because she thinks the bills on offer are "far too broad." Adds that she supports building the wall as part of a comprehensive solution. pic.twitter.com/dEfkulCjwa
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 17, 2018
Mike Pence credits president for ‘ceasefire’ solution to situation Trump created
Vice President Mike Pence delivered a five-day ceasefire with Turkey after President Donald Trump agreed to pull out American troops so Turkey could bomb the Kurdish people.
Thousands of people have been displaced, thousands have been killed or wounded as a result of Turkey's bombing campaign.
The United States was forced to bomb our own military base to prevent ISIS, Syria and Russian troops to have access to American military information and equipment. The Turkish bombing began so quickly that the American military couldn't conduct a withdrawal the proper way. American soldiers were also fired on so heavily that they almost fired back in self-defense.
House Democrats: It’s time to include Trump’s shady Turkey deal in the impeachment inquiry
Even by Donald Trump's basement-level standards, there's something bizarre about the president's behavior in deciding to allow a Turkish invasion of Syria aimed at pushing the Kurdish population out of the area — a move that is, for all intents and purposes, an act of ethnic cleansing. Less than two weeks ago, Trump, apparently spontaneously, acceded to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's request that the U.S. pull a small number of troops out of the area to clear the way for what swiftly turned into a slaughter. Since then, Trump's attempts to justify this betrayal — not just of the Kurds, but of basic human decency — have been alarmingly erratic, well beyond his existing baseline of constant, impulsive dramatics.
Climate change not on agenda for next G7 summit: Trump White House
Climate change will not be on the agenda of next year's G7 summit, to be held at US President Donald Trump's Florida golf club, the White House said on Thursday.
The announcement marks the latest development in Trump's running battle against nearly all forms of environmental regulation that has seen his administration pull out of the Paris climate accord, axe rules limiting leaks of the greenhouse gas methane and weaken key wildlife protections.
"Climate change will not be on the agenda," acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters.
The United States and China account for nearly half the planet's carbon emissions, making them the key countries needed to get behind urgent efforts to battle climate change.