Hillary Clinton said in an interview published Friday that current complaints about the loss of civility in American politics are nothing compared to the societal coarseness unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border.
‘What is more uncivil and cruel than taking children away?’ the former Democratic presidential nominee asked, pointing fingers of blame at the billionaire who beat her in 2016.
Like a growing number of Americans, Clinton is upset about the more than 2,000 minors separated from illegal immigrant parents after their border crossings. Under President Donald Trump‘s ‘zero tolerance’ policy, the adults are prosecuted. By law the children acn’t be housed with them.
The liberal politician, traditionally bullish on big government, lamented a federal bureaucracy marked by ‘very poor record keeping and incompetence’ that she said is likely to lose track of some children and fail to reunite others with their mothers and fathers before the grown-ups are deported.
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‘The question of how we reunite the children who were taken from the parents is the one that’s keeping me up at night,’ Clinton told The Guardian, adding that she’s ‘worried that some children will not be reunited.’
Near tears, she said she has personally raised $1.5 million to ‘flood the border with lawyers, interpreters, experienced social workers, psychologists.’
‘We just have to get as much expertise down there to force the federal government to give us everything.’
She characterized the debate over incivility – fueled by incidents including Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant and Maxine Waters,…