Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today delivered remarks on the Senate floor opposing the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border.
“The administration knew precisely what the effect of this action would be, yet they did it anyway,” Bennet said. “The result is that over 2,300 children have been separated [from their parents] by the United States government, in the name of the American people, since May. The result are the images we see of children caged in chain-link enclosures. We hear it in the young boys and girls crying for their parents—all done in the name of America.”
“President Trump has taken no responsibility for what he has done,” Bennet said.
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Bennet is an original cosponsor of the Keeping Families Together Act, legislation supported by all Democratic senators to end family separation. Last week, he sent a letter with 39 colleagues to President Trump demanding his administration end the separation policy.