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Tom Homan, the former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, lost his cool and unloaded on Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.), who voiced a series of offensive comments at Homan in a contentious House Oversight Committee hearing on Friday.
Here’s a sampling of Rep. “Chuy” Garcia’s diatribe:
Mr. Homan, do you understand that the consequences of separation of many children will be lifelong trauma and carried across generations? Have we not learned from the interment of Japanese Americans? Mr. Homan, I’m a father. Do you have children? How can you possibly allow this to happen under your watch? Do you not care? Is it because these children don’t look like children that are around you? I don’t get it. Have you ever held a deceased child in your arms?
Big mistake, Rep. Garcia.
You see, former ICE Director Tom Homan has a long and proud history in law enforcement, and he wasn’t about to be bullied by democrats looking to score cheap political points.
“First of all, your comments are disgusting,” Homan responded as Garcia attempted to interrupt.
“I’ve served my country for 34 years. This is out of control,” continued. “Yes, I held a 5-year-old boy in my arms that was in the back of a tractor-trailer and knelt down beside him and said a prayer for him because I knew what the last 30 minutes of his life were like and I had a 5-year-old son at the time.”
“What I’ve been doing in my 34 years serving my nation is to save lives. So for you to sit there and insult my integrity and my love of my country and for children…that’s why this whole thing needs to be fixed — and you’re the member of Congress! Fix it!” Homan went on to say.
WIBC host Tony Katz offered commentary on the exchange Monday morning. Click below to check it out.
Oh, and can someone get Rep. Garcia some bandages and ice for those bruises? Ha! “ICE!”
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