Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Thursday seemed totally unconcerned that the Trump administration has no plans to reunite the 2,300 immigrant children who have been separated from their parents as part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
During a CNN interview, host John Berman asked Jordan if he was not alarmed that “the administration doesn’t have a plan to reunite these 2,300 kids their parents.”
Jordan responded by saying family separation was no longer an issue worth discussing.
“The president signed an executive order yesterday!” Jordan said.
“That is not about reunification,” Berman interjected. “That is about what to do going forward.”
Jordan, however, was unfazed by this and continued to insist that the executive order reversing the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families was good enough.
“He signed an executive order yesterday,” Jordan insisted. “What else do you want?”
“You show me in the executive order where he says anything about reuniting the people already separated,” Berman shot back. “He doesn’t say anything about reuniting those kids with their parents.”
Watch the video below.
On CNN, @Jim_Jordan doesn't indicate much urgency about reuniting the ~2,300 kids who have already been separated from their parents w/parents
"POTUS signed an executive order yesterday. What else do you want?"ADVERTISEMENT
(It's news to him the EO doesn't say anything about reunification) pic.twitter.com/cz2Q2crXBv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 21, 2018
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."
‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.