February 11, 2019
Those who violate the law to illegally enter the United States should be given special treatment at the expense of the American taxpayer.
That’s the twisted logic of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-WA, who argued on Friday that Americans owe “reparations” to illegal aliens.
During an interview on MSNBC with host Joy Reid, Jayapal discussed Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last week as well as the issue of family separation among illegal aliens detained in the U.S.
“I’m proud of my passion, Mr. Whitaker. We all should show real passion and a real commitment to fixing what was done to these families and these children. This is lasting trauma for thousands of children—we must make reparations,” Jayapal wrote in a tweet, which included a clip of the MSNBC interview.
I’m proud of my passion, Mr. Whitaker. We all should show real passion and a real commitment to fixing what was done to these families and these children. This is lasting trauma for thousands of children—we must make reparations. pic.twitter.com/hceesi4xk5
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) February 9, 2019
Jayapal argued that detaining illegal aliens is “a heinous crime that has been committed on thousands of children.”
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The Democratic lawmaker went to slam Whitaker for what she called a “dismissive” attitude during the hearing, referring to her line of questioning with him.
“This is an issue that I know there is a lot of passion about,” Whitaker said during the hearing in response to Jayapal’s aggressive line of question. “I appreciate your passion, it’s something we share together.”
“If we all don’t have real passion, real commitment to figuring out what happened and making reparations, the U.S. government should make reparations for what we have done to these…