On Thursday, far-left Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., was arrested along with 575 others protesting the existence of ICE and demanding an end to a program that President Trump has already ended. In a tweet issued Thursday, Jayapal promised to hit the streets again on Saturday.
“I was just arrested with 500+ women and @WomensMarch to say @RealDonaldTrump’s cruel zero-tolerance policy will not continue. Not in our country. Not in our name.
June 30 we’re putting ourselves in the street again,” she tweeted.
I was just arrested with 500+ women and @WomensMarch to say @RealDonaldTrump’s cruel zero-tolerance policy will not continue. Not in our country. Not in our name.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) June 28, 2018
According to the Associated Press:
In a statement released by U.S. Capitol Police, law enforcement officials said the protesters were “unlawfully demonstrating.” They are being charged with crowding, obstructing or incommoding.
Police say those who were arrested were processed on the scene and released. Individuals who want to pay their fines can do so 24 hours after their arrest.
The AP report further said:
Many protesters in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building wore foil blankets similar to those given to migrants housed at U.S. detention facilities.
Protesters loudly chanted “What do we want? Free families” and “This is what democracy looks like.”
Jayapal wasn’t the only Democrat to participate in the protest. The AP said that Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York joined in and Merkley even donned a foil blanket for a TV interview.
Hundreds were protesting outside the Hart Senate Office Building for the abolishment of @ICEgov in the wake of @realDonaldTrump's zero-tolerance #immigration policy; over 600 people have been arrested. We have the full story tonight at 5pm on @arizonapbs. pic.twitter.com/2GjjK8Q2Fg
— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) June 28, 2018
Demonstrators, joined by some Democratic lawmakers, crowded the central lobby of the Hart Senate Office Building to protest Pres. Trump's immigration polices. Nearly 600 were charged by Capitol Police. https://t.co/OQO301FUSj pic.twitter.com/5VKRDnEyKG
— ABC News (@ABC) June 28, 2018
So what, exactly, is Jayapal and her fellow leftists protesting?
As The Hill reported:
Amid public outrage, Trump signed an executive order allowing families to be detained together. Still, children can only be held in custody for a maximum of 20 days, raising questions about how the administration planned to implement the order while still enforcing its “zero-tolerance” policy.
And, The Hill added, nearly three-quarters of U.S. voters support that decision.
The reality is that Jayapal and others really don’t care about the “children,” nor do they really care about the rule of law. What they really want are open borders, unfettered immigration and blanket amnesty.
Exit question: Does Jayapal and her fellow Democrats endorse bomb threats against a non-profit organization working to help house and care for immigrant children?
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