Ted Cruz put on stark display both his insistence on making everything political and his total lack of human compassion by acknowledging that those Central American kids who’ve fled to the U.S. were facing rape and murder — but demanding that they be sent back immediately anyway.
Cruz asserted that “the most heartbreaking aspect of this is you look at some 90,000 little boys and little girls coming in illegally, the people bringing them in, they’re not well-meaning social workers.”
“These are hardened, transnational, global carters,” he insisted. “They are cruel, vicious men. These little boys and little girls are being subjected to physical violence, to sexual violence.”
According to Cruz, drug cartels “cut off and send back body parts” of children to try and force their families to pay a ransom.
“They will force one little boy or one little girl to cut off the fingers or ears of other little boys or little girls,” he pointed out, adding that officials told him that children immigrating to the U.S. had been “maimed.”
“This is heartbreaking, and it is the direct result of President Obama’s lawlessness,” Cruz said.
But the senator proposed a solution: Send the children back to the countries where they had been mutilated and raped.
“The children will not stop coming, and will not stop being subjected to this horrific physical violence and sexual violence unless and until this administration begins enforcing our laws,” he warned. “That is the opposite of a humane policy.”
If only those poor kids had just remained fetuses, the Christian right might give a damn about them. But once you’re out of the birth canal, you instantly change from a sacred fetish object that must be preserved at all costs to a lazy, shiftless “taker” and a drain on society.