The House Oversight Committee quietly deleted a post on social media this week that used an Obama-era ‘Kids in Cages’ photo to bash the Trump administration.
“Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have deleted tweets that promoted an upcoming Wednesday afternoon hearing on ‘kids in cages’ after being called out for using Obama-era images of migrants in detention to highlight current conditions at the border,” reports Fox News.
“Last week, members of our committee visited a detention center at the southern border and discovered grotesque treatment of children,” the first tweet, posted Tuesday afternoon, said. “This week, we are examining the inhumane treatment of the children in these detention centers.”
Here in red is the portion of the 2014 photo used by House Democrats today.
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) July 9, 2019
“House Democrats are promoting their ‘civil rights’ hearing on ‘kids in cages’ and ‘inhumane treatment’ with a photo from 2014, when Joe Biden was Vice President. So dishonest!” tweeted the Trump 2020 re-election campaign.
Despite wild accusations from far-left Democrats like Representatives Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, Barack Obama’s ICE boss confirms the former President built multiple immigration detention facilities along the US-Mexico border.
“Former President Barack Obama’s top immigration chief in charge of removing illegal immigrants said that the ‘cages’ Democrats have accused President Trump of housing children in were the brainchild of the Obama administration,” reports the Washington Examiner.
“I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility was built under President Obama under (Homeland Security) Secretary Jeh Johnson. I know because I was there when it was built,” said Thomas Homan, who served as Obama’s executive Associate Director.
“The kids are being housed in the same facility built under the Obama administration. If you want to call them cages, call them cages. But if the left wants to call them cages and the Democrats want to call them cages then they have to accept the fact that they were built and funded in FY 2015,’” he added.
“It’s chain link dividers that keeps children separate from unrelated adults. It’s about protecting children,” said Homan.
Senator Elizabeth Warren toured the Homestead Immigration Detention Center in Florida weeks ago where she complained about a lack of emergency border funding; ironically missing a pivotal vote on…emergency border funding.
“There are a lot of different ways that we get in the fight. And one of them is that you show up. I’m at the Homestead detention center today and I hope you’ll be watching,” posted Warren on social media.