As tensions continue to escalate on the left over immigrant family separations at the border, one lone CNN anchor exposed the hypocrisy of the left by calling out a U.S. Senator for not protesting when the Obama administration kept children in cages and shipped children to New York and other states.
CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin interviewed Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis., no relation) about the turmoil at the border.
After listening to Senator Baldwin criticize the Trump administration for “something that I think violated all American values,” Brooke Baldwin turned the tables on the senator.
Brooke mentioned photos of immigrant children sleeping in cages with foil blankets — images that were taken in 2014 while Obama was in office.
“And so as so many people in this country are certainly outraged by the cages, and the thermal blankets, and the facilities housing these kids, you know, they were all there in 2014 under President Obama. And my question to you, Senator Baldwin, is did you speak up against them then?“
Caught off guard, the senator stuttered and avoided answering the question.
“You know, on the, on this issue that we get into a moment where we’re making progress and then when it, uh, when it stalls, we turn around. I think we all need to continue to be focused on it and press it through. The American people need confidence that we can solve problems. Nobody believes that we have an immigration system that works. It is broken. It needs fixing. And we’ve just got to resolve to do that.”
But Brooke didn’t let the senator off the hook. She pressed her to answer the original question.
“But were you worried about it then? Did you raise your voice under the Obama Administration?”
The senator replied that she emailed Obama privately about one particular child, but she didn’t raise her voice in the media like she’s doing now.
“You know, in numbers of cases, usually, I remember a constituent who was in detention at the border, arguably very inappropriately,” Sen. Baldwin replied. “And, we, you know, we raised our voice in that instance and many others. But that’s, we’ve got to do this now in unison. It’s not enough to do it case by case for a Senator or a House member by House member. We’ve got to resolve to fix this issue.”