May 27, 2018

The only difference between this Dickensian tale and now with the news that ICE is unsure exactly where almost 1500 children taken away from their parents seeking asylum is that the children depicted are white. And we all know that only white children matter in TrumpAmerica.

I'm having a hard time containing my rage about this. I'm a mom, and the thought of going through all the hoops necessary to seek asylum in this country only to have my young child ripped away from me and then not know where they are? I have a hard time when my kids have sleepovers at friends' homes. This would kill me.

Every single elected official should be confronted with this.

Every single Trump administration official should be held to account.

They shouldn't be allowed to spin this. They shouldn't be allowed to blame it on the Dems, or Hillary, or Obama, or freaking Roosevelt, come to that. These kids don't need reaching back for blame placing. They need our compassion, our humanity and our protection NOW.

ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; former CIA and NSA Director Michael Hayden. Panel: Republican strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson; Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Up First”; and Mary Jordan and Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Victor Cha, former director for Asian Affairs, U.S. National Security Council; author Steven Brill. Panel: Matthew Continetti of Washington Free Beacon; Andrea Mitchell, of NBC News; Eugene Robinson of The Washington Post; and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Rubio; James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence; Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; CBS correspondent Ben Tracy. Korean Panel: Sue Mi Terry of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Jean Lee, former AP bureau chief in North Korea. Political Panel: Susan Glasser of The New Yorker; Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review; Mark Landler of The New York Times; and Paula Reid of CBS News.

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney for Donald Trump; Clapper. Panel: Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard; Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution; Democratic strategist Patti Solis Doyle; and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" — Thomas E. Donilon, distinguished fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, National Security adviser (Barack Obama Administration, 2010-2013) and chairman of BlackRock Investment Institute; and Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007).

CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Carl Bernstein of CNN; Joan Walsh of The Nation; and Daniel Dale of Toronto Star. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich.; Rebecca Leber of Mother Jones; Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times; Charlie LeDuff, author of “S---show: The country’s collapsing, and the ratings are great”; Donté Stallworth, speaker, author and former NFL player.

Fox News Sunday” — Giuliani; Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. Panel: Bret Baier, anchor of “Special Report” and author of “Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire”; Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal; Jonah Goldberg of National Review; and Democratic strategist Adrienne Elrod, former Clinton campaign director of strategic communications.

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