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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:05 PM

DEAFENING SILENCE - Watch: Top Trump Officials Refuse to Raise Hands to Defend Family Separation

In a shocking moment, no one said ‘zero tolerance’ was a success and one official said he warned of ‘traumatic injury’ to immigrant children.


Top Trump administration officials were asked in a Senate hearing on Tuesday to raise their hands if they thought that the “zero tolerance” immigration and family separation policies were good ideas.

Not a single one raised their hand.



Asked by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) “who here thinks zero-tolerance has been a success,” five witnesses at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts sat on their hands.

The witnesses included the acting chief of U.S. Border Patrol, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s deportation unit, the director of the Department of Justice’s office for immigration review, and the coordinating official of Department of Health and Human Services’ family reunification efforts. They also declined to raise their hands when asked “who thinks that the family separation policy has been a success.”

Blumenthal’s headcount was one shocking moment of many in the committee’s hearings on the administration’s enactment of a largely disastrous policy of separating children from immigrant parents detained at America’s southern border, as well as the bungled court-mandated attempts to reunite those families.



VIDEO HERE:


and HERE:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/watch-top-trump-officials-refuse-to-raise-hands-to-defend-family-separation?via=twitter_page

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Reply DEAFENING SILENCE - Watch: Top Trump Officials Refuse to Raise Hands to Defend Family Separation (Original post)
kpete Jul 2018 OP
PubliusEnigma Jul 2018 #1
Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #2
colorado_ufo Jul 2018 #13
Doitnow Jul 2018 #21
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2018 #33
Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #34
Achilleaze Jul 2018 #29
Vinca Jul 2018 #3
Leghorn21 Jul 2018 #4
Squinch Jul 2018 #5
Leghorn21 Jul 2018 #7
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #10
Volaris Jul 2018 #11
Doitnow Jul 2018 #22
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #6
Leghorn21 Jul 2018 #8
Hekate Jul 2018 #9
FakeNoose Jul 2018 #19
djacq Jul 2018 #12
barbtries Jul 2018 #14
world wide wally Jul 2018 #15
RestoreAmerica2020 Jul 2018 #16
NNadir Jul 2018 #28
RestoreAmerica2020 Jul 2018 #31
NNadir Jul 2018 #32
RestoreAmerica2020 Jul 2018 #35
Equinox Moon Jul 2018 #17
BarbD Jul 2018 #18
bucolic_frolic Jul 2018 #20
RestoreAmerica2020 Jul 2018 #24
bronxiteforever Jul 2018 #23
riversedge Jul 2018 #25
vlyons Jul 2018 #26
NNadir Jul 2018 #27
apkhgp Jul 2018 #30
spanone Jul 2018 #36

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:08 PM

1. They can't even say his name.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:09 PM

2. What's even more pathetic was no one

answered when he asked who was responsible for either policy.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:39 PM

13. I thought I heard a voice in the background say

"If I answered, I'd get fired."

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:20 PM

21. They all ought to be fired. Small sacrifice and good riddance, if you ask me!!!

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:59 PM

33. Silence is compliance


which is why it is important we keep speaking up, loudly and often, in the face of abuse and crimes like this.

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:22 PM

34. Me too! nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:46 PM

29. That was so republican

republicans never take responsibility for their actions or their inactions...Sad.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:11 PM

3. I smell a tweet storm brewing. LOL.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:11 PM

4. JFC!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a pack of wankers and chickenshits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for posting, k.

I have no motherfucking comment

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:14 PM

5. I really hope there is a hell. If there is, these guys are on the fast slide to it.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:39 PM

7. I really do too, Squinch - except I hope it's a sloooooow and unbelievably painful slide, full of

neglect, physical and emotional suffering, and lots of psychotropic drugs that fry their fucking brain cells to cinders



jfc

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:21 PM

10. That is what I want to have happen to every single one of

those who are and have ever been complicit in any way, shape or form with this admin. If the moron, his kids and every greedy GOP sociopath receives a punishment it should be medieval and exactly like you said. I don't even want the death penalty for treason...I want them to live very, very long lives that includes the suffering you mentioned AND to forfeit ALL of their assets (and their families' too) since they did all of this harm for their LOVE OF MONEY!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:24 PM

11. It's days like this that make we wish we had an Almighty Sarlaac to throw motherfuckers into.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:22 PM

22. And non-stop audio tapes of the crying children and parents.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:21 PM

6. I heard part of this played on cable news

and the silence was deafening. They had to just keep repeating their answers about how separating children would have long term negative emotional and mental problems and they knew this BEFORE separating them. None said that they stood up to the admin and demanded that it be stopped. None of them blamed any individuals and the policies either. What a bunch of spineless losers! Good for Blumenthat for showing their faces to the public. It reminds me of the Nuremberg trails...only silence and no admission and no blame.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:43 PM

8. Yes, I hope this clip goes viral, Bigman - it's all anyone needs to see to get an "understanding",

if that is the word, of the cruelty and wanton depravity of these FOUL, CHICKENSHIT LOSERS

My heart’s pumping ashes today

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:44 PM

9. I want Sen. Blumenthal to ask: Then why did you enact this heinous policy? just to see them...

...say out loud that they were just following orders. To a Jew.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:05 PM

19. Now we know how Hitler got away with it

We're looking at the "good Germans" who did nothing and said nothing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:26 PM

12. All I heard was the Blue Wave that's coming

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:42 PM

14. they should refuse

at least one person quit and went public; they all should.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:51 PM

15. Every one of them is a cowardly liar and child abuser

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:55 PM

16. ANSWER: TRUMP IS RESPONSIBLE! He planned, authorized, ordered the abductions, abuse and torture

of over 3000 vulnerable refugee children, he poceeded to hold them hostage, warehouse them in sub-human conditions; we have seen images of children in cages, heard audio of children crying; we have since learned of sexual abuse case of a 6yrold child, as well as other abuses now surfacing regarding children in his charge.

When it comes to crimes against children, there is no perdon, forgiveness. Trump ordered the atrocity, he must be charged with crimes against over 3000 children...

Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations - К UN.ORG
United Nations › universal-declaration-h...

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:45 PM

28. Thank you for referring to that wonderful, but ignored document. n/t.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:14 PM

31. Of course, a saavy DUer posted info on Article 5; Declaration of Human Rights

Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

After further inquiry, I posted this yesterday. I'm preparing inquiry to my senators demanding action.

7. Thanks! Surely an Article 5 human rights violation has been filed against donald trump..
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..for crimes against children abuse and torture of over 3000 refugee children. (Unable to copy UNlink).

"The complaint procedure addresses communications submitted by individuals, groups, or non-governmental organizations that claim to be victims of human rights violations or that have direct, reliable knowledge of such violations"


[Complaint Procedure
Human Rights Council Branch
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsUnited Nations Office at Geneva
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Fax: (41 22) 917 90 11 E-mail: CP@ohchr.org]

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Response to RestoreAmerica2020 (Reply #31)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:39 PM

32. My whole political philosophy is invested in article 25, section 1.

1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.


She had many "finest hours," but among all of them, this was Eleanor Roosevelt's finest of the finest.

As a species, of course, humanity is far away from this principle, but it stands out as a beacon of hope.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #32)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:32 PM

35. Onward together! Paz.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:56 PM

17. WOW! is this POWERFUL. Thank you for posting

The public does not know or hear about anything being done about this. I am so glad to know there is a hearing going on. BUT, I realize it might not help at this point.

I actually was shocked when the Sen. asked who was responsible for this policy/actions. They did not answer.

We MUST take back the majority. Justice and accountability must be restored to our country.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 06:57 PM

18. Which Senate Committee held the hearing?

And, is there a continuance of the hearing? In other words, can you give details?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:08 PM

20. We would be worse off if they all figured it a good idea

at least they know they've been caught red-handed

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:26 PM

24. Just absolutely f#!$@!:# stunning! When it comes to crimes against children there is no perdon,

..no forgiveness. Cowards!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:25 PM

23. This is just incredible. Kick and recommend for visibility.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:36 PM

25. All of these cruel officials should resign NOW

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:41 PM

26. Here are what my questions would be

Who here is ashamed of the part they played in implementing this policy?

Who here felt sick watching mothers and dads crying for their babies?

Who here thinks that the policy is deeply immoral?

Who here is willing to resign, rather than continue to implementing immoral policies that hurt innocent children?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 07:43 PM

27. Nuremberg: They were only following orders. They should be hauled before an international court.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 08:12 PM

30. Separation

None of these clowns supported the separation policy, but it was pushed and shoved through anyways.

That is Classic 45, a push and shove through kind of guy.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:49 PM

36. K&R...

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