Amanda Yanchury

GOP Senators Must Act to End Inhumane Family Separation Policy

Tennessee Democrats call on Senator Corker and Senator Alexander to back the Keep Families Together Act

June 18, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — In response to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their families at our borders, Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini issued the following statement:

“This administration is using innocent lives as bargaining chips and cruelly separating children from their mothers and fathers, and this cannot be tolerated,” Mancini said. “President Trump has the power to end this inhumane and excessive policy with a simple phone call — yet instead of taking any action, he does what he does best — nothing, while repeatedly placing blame on everyone else. All 49 Senate Democrats have signed on to the Keep Families Together Act to end this heartbreaking practice, while Republicans just sit there and watch families being torn apart. It’s cruel and heartless. We’re calling on Senator Bob Corker and Senator Lamar Alexander to search their souls and come out in support of this bill and against ripping children from the arms of their loving parents. The GOP must denounce the forcible separation of children from their families and take action to end this policy immediately. Failing to do so shows an astounding lack of empathy and is an affront to our morality and our shared American values.”

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