Remember Peter Palumbo, the Rhode Island state representative who famously called Jessica Ahlquist an “evil little thing”? Well he just wrote a letter to the governor of that state saying that while he has sympathy for those 52,000 child refugees, he doesn’t think we should do anything to help them — at least not in his state.
Isn’t it fascinating how the right wing is framing this? They keep talking about all the sympathy and compassion they have for these children while simultaneously demanding that we do absolutely nothing to help them. Let them starve, send them back to the situations they’re trying to escape from, refuse them medical care and education and a place to sleep — how very sympathetic and compassionate of you.