‘You’re a child abuser! You’re orphaning children! ‘…
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Protesters posing as guests interrupted a top U.S. border official during his presentation at a Washington D.C. think tank on Friday, screaming insults at him.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan was speaking at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s event last week when a man in the second row stood up and began yelling at him.
“Shame on you! How do you sleep at night? You’re a child abuser! You’re orphaning children! You’re kidnapping children! How do you sleep at night? How do you sleep at night? Shame on you!” he yelled before being escorted out.
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) July 27, 2018
McAleenan continued to speak, answering questions from the Center’s Immigration and Cross-Border Policy Director Theresa Cardinal Brown, but soon a second protester interrupted him.
The second man condemned McAleenan for working for President Trump, blaming him for the children that were separated from their families as a result of Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy.
The second man was removed, but a third protester soon followed, the Washington Examiner reported.
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,” he said, quoting the inscription on the Statue of Liberty. “It is a promise to the world, a bipartisan promise to the world, detaining children and detaining parents is not bipartisan.”
Trump reversed the family separation policy after bipartisan outcry, but he has continued to defend the enforcement of his immigration policies.
“Please understand, there are consequences when people cross our Border illegally, whether they have children or not,” Trump said on Twitter on Sunday. “And many are just using children for their own sinister purposes. Congress must act on fixing the DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world!”