House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) on Wednesday reprimanded DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after she insisted that migrant children are not being kept in “cages.”
While Nielsen appeared before the committee, Rep. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) asked the DHS secretary how she responded when she first learned that children were being taken away from their parents at the border.
“When you saw those pictures of babies in cages, what did you do?” Slotkin wondered. “What did you do to just scream bloody murder up the chain to the president, to say, I cannot represent an agency that is forcing its border patrol to do this? What did you do?”
“So I went to the border,” Nielsen replied. “I spoke to the men and women I looked at the facilities myself.”