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Democrats are making desperate attempts to attack Republicans’ handling of the immigration crisis at the border, but who would’ve thought they would go so far as to suggest MURDER? According to Freshman congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL) “crossed a line today during a hearing where acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan was testifying about the crisis on the southern border.”

In yesterday’s hearing, during a discussion of the five children in Border Patrol custody who have died since December “Underwood then stated that it was her conclusion, based on evidence, that the deaths were part of an intentional policy. Rep Mike Rogers the ranking Republican member on the committee said Rep. Underwood’s remarks were tantamount to accusing the Secretary of murder and asked that her remarks be stricken from the record.” reported that after a recess and a vote, the members of the committee who were present voted 9-7 to remove Rep. Underwood’s comments from the record. Although Underwood did not specifically use the word “murder” Hotair says that’s the only explanation of what “an intentional policy leading to the death of children could mean.”

In addition to Underwood’s accusatory remarks, there was a failure to address that “the children who have died in Border Patrol custody didn’t die from abuse but from pre-existing illness and conditions they had when they arrived at the border. Border Patrol has added medical screenings to the list of things they do when people arrive, but the numbers are overwhelming the system. As many as 3,000 people a day are turning themselves over to Border Patrol to claim asylum.”