Meghan McCain questioned why Ivanka Trump has not spoken publicly on immigration officials temporarily separating children from their parents who have crossed the border illegally.
The remarks came during a panel discussion on “The View” on the issue.
“Well, there are people right now, with Sen. Ted Cruz being at the top of this on the right, saying that he wants to have an emergency bill to keep these families together,” McCain explained. “He wants to mandate that illegal immigrant families be kept together unless there are aggravated criminal conduct, authorize new shelters, provide expedited resolution for asylum claims within in 14 days.”
“There’s a lot of people on the right pushing back on this,” she added. “I actually thought this morning when I was watching — there’s a horrible audio that came out of children, screaming, crying, which I don’t understand how you can listen to that and not feel somewhat differently about this. But where is Ivanka [Trump] in all this? Because she’s all for women and mothers and she has a White House role and a job. And I’m interested that her whole platform has been women and mothers, and she doesn’t have anything to say in this.”
“I find [President Donald] Trump’s overall absence in this more surprising,” Sarah Haines interjected. “Because he is the guy that on the heels of a few weeks of saying he can pardon himself, he can pardon anyone. According to [Rudy] Giuliani, he could shoot [James] Comey and get away with that. He has all the power in his hands and a problem comes and he says this isn’t mine, it’s Congress.”
Sunny Hostin then claimed that Trump could “end this policy right now.”
McCain agreed that the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions could “shut this down” but noted how high the president’s approval rating is in a recent Gallup poll.
“But on the flip side President Trump has the highest approval rating, 45 percent, Gallup came out today,” McCain explained. “It’s tied with Obama at the same time at the same time in his presidency.”
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