Freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) earned a rare bipartisan rebuke Wednesday for accusing the Department of Homeland Security of “intentionally” killing at least five illegal immigrant children who died while in Customs and Border Protection custody.
All five of the children were seriously ill when they arrived in the United States and received emergency medical care from CBP. But anxious to pin the deaths on DHS, Underwood tore into acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who was testifying before her House committee on Wednesday, accusing McAleenan of presiding over actual murder.
“Why do these tragedies keep happening,” Underwood asked McAleenan, according to Hot Air.
“They’re happening because the crisis is exceeding the resources provided,” McAleenan replied.