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?"
(It's news to him the EO doesn't say anything about reunification) pic.twitter.com/cz2Q2crXBv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 21, 2018