Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.
And now we know that the administration was warned about the harm to kids for a year before the family separation policy took effect.
At a Senate hearing Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked a panel of Trump administration witnesses if any of them had raised concerns about the “zero tolerance” policy that caused the family separation crisis.
Trump Department of Health and Human Services official Commander Jonathan D. White told Blumenthal that “over the previous year, we raised a number of concerns … about any policy which would result in family separation due to concerns we had about the best interest of the child.”
“You told the administration that kids would suffer as a result, that pain would be inflicted, correct?” Blumenthal asked.…