“You’re a parent, Sarah, come on!” Sarah Huckabee Sanders took a brief (and I mean very brief) couple of minutes to take questions from the White House press corps. Amid widespread reports of breastfeeding babies being taken from their mother’s arms and infants and young children being held indefinitely in prison-like conditions, reporters hammered Sarah Sanders for answers. All they got was deflection, lies and an astonishing reference to the Bible. Yes, Sarah Sanders said taking children from their parents and locking them up in cages inside a former Walmart is just what the Bible ordered.
First, CBS reporter Paula Reid asked Sanders about the administration’s decision to tear families apart, pointing out this is a policy put in place by the Trump administration, and that there is no law requiring families be ripped apart and separately incarcerated. Sanders tried to swat her away, but Reid kept at it. As Sanders again tried to change the subject, Playboy Magazine reporter Brian Karem interjected to press even harder. Watch this unusually charged moment in the briefing room:
Ã¢ÂÂCome on Sarah. YouÃ¢ÂÂre a parent. DonÃ¢ÂÂt you have any empathy…?Ã¢ÂÂ
Watch this and pass it on.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 14, 2018
The question was in response to a speech made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier in the day. Seriously, you have to watch this evil, evil use of the Bible to justify tearing families apart. The video is below.
AG Jeff Sessions on immigration policy: Illegal entry into the US is a crime; "I would cite you to the apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes." https://t.co/dARdLrNPbW pic.twitter.com/nu5EWCWlJW
— CNN (@CNN) June 14, 2018
And Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of a so-called Christian minister, also wielded the Bible in defense of questions from the White House press corps. It’s just sick. When CNN’s Jim Acosta tries to dig deeper, she calls him “dumb.”
Asked about Jeff Sessions' claim that separating children from parents is rooted in the Bible, Sanders says "it it is very biblical to enforce the law."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 14, 2018
It’s hard to find the passage in the Bible that says you should kidnap infants from their parents and keep them for an indefinite period of time.
.@RAICESTEXAS SAYS THERE ARE PARENTS WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING ***FOUR MONTHS*** POST-DEPORTATION FOR THE US TO RETURN THEIR BABY!!!
THEY SKYPE ONCE A WEEK WITH THEIR ****EIGHT MONTH OLD**** WHO HAS BEEN EFFECTIVELY KIDNAPPED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 14, 2018
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: When the history of America is told, this will indeed be one of the darkest chapters. Pure evil.