"Trump is responsible for these deaths"

Beto O’Rourke on Tuesday blamed President Donald Trump directly for the deaths of a father and daughter who were found earlier this week along a bank of the Rio Grande.

“Trump is responsible for these deaths,” O’Rourke wrote on social media, sharing an Associated Press story and the image of drowned man and girl that was ricocheting around the internet.

“As his administration refuses to follow our laws — preventing refugees from presenting themselves for asylum at our ports of entry — they cause families to cross between ports, ensuring greater suffering and death,” O’Rourke wrote. “At the expense of our humanity, not to the benefit of our safety.”