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Rep. Khanna: Migrant Situation 'Shameful' for Both Parties

(MSNBC's "Morning Joe")

By    |   Monday, 08 July 2019 01:04 PM

The Trump administration's claims of how migrants are being held and treated in detention facilities "defies common sense," but the situation at the border marks a "shameful" chapter for Democrats and Republicans alike, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said Monday. 

"This is something that any American, certainly most elected officials, they are appalled with what's going on," Rep. Khanna told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "The problem is that [Republicans] are so blinded by a loyalty to this president, a loyalty to this administration, and an unwillingness to assume any responsibility or mistake that they stick to the administration's party line."

However, he said he does not think there is a single member of Congress, "Republican or frankly Democrat," who "doesn't feel guilt for what's going on."

"At the end of the day this is a shameful chapter in history," Khanna said. "My kids are going to say, 'dad, you were in Congress, what did you do?' I mean, it's shameful for all of us, and I think the Republicans share that."

Meanwhile, there are "harrowing accounts" coming from the detention centers that "read out of a Charles Dickens novel," Khanna said.

"The administration at this point should just admit that there was wrongdoing, that this is a violation of everything America stands for, and that they're going to do better," Khanna said.

Meanwhile, Congress must impose restrictions to prevent the White House from moving money around, Khanna said.

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The situation at the border marks a "shameful" chapter for Democrats and Republicans alike, according to Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.
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Monday, 08 July 2019 01:04 PM
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