In what can only be considered political posturing and intellectually incomprehensible, Ilhan Omar says the policies she condemns President Trump for was perfectly fine when they were instituted by Barack Obama.
Her twisted reasoning was that Obama intended for those policies to be temporary, even though he continued them right up until his last day in office. She says that Trump continuing the same policies makes him a monster. So, it depends on your political affiliation and not the actions themselves.
She made no mention of the courts that ruled children can only be held for 20 days, which is not enough time to process them forcing the government to split families up at least temporarily.
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar excused former President Barack Obama for implementing the same immigration and border security policies she has been criticizing President Donald Trump for enforcing.
“You know, even now, when we think about policies that are happening at the border, you know, some people will say, ‘Those were Obama’s polices,’ and I say yes and no,” Omar said Wednesday while appearing on BET’s “Black Coffee.”
Omar has been an outspoken detractor of Trump’s immigration policies, especially regarding the separation of children and parents after they are detained for illegally crossing the border and entering the United States.
However, the federal courts during the Obama administration ruled that the government is prohibited from detaining children for longer than 20 days. Since the 20-day window is generally not long enough to process the detained immigrants, children and their accompanying adults are consequently separated so as not to violate what is referred to as the Flores Settlement Agreement.
“[Obama] might have thought that there was an easier path to dealing with the crisis by sort of implementing for a short period of time policies that he couldn’t have the foresight that the next person who was going to come in was going to take it to a monstrous level,” Omar said. “That is sometimes what we get.”