Deplorable: Former GOP lawmaker Jason Chaffetz celebrates the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl in federal custody because it sends a strong message to other migrants.
In an obnoxious and ghoulish display of gross insensitivity Jason Chaffetz, while speaking about Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7 year old girl who died in the custody of US Border Patrol agents, told his Fox News audience that the tragic death of the young girl sent the right “message.”
Chaffetz, a former congressman and current Fox News contributor, was acting as guest host of Fox News’ “Hannity” when he said the death of a young girl from dehydration at the US-Mexican border should be a “message” to other Central American migrants.
The sad reality is we have a 7-year-old girl who has died, and she should have never, ever made that journey. And that should be the message, don’t make this journey, it will kill you.
Jason Chaffetz, speaking about Jakelin Caal Maquin, a 7 year old girl who died in the custody of US Border Patrol: “That should be the message, don’t make this journey, it will kill you.” pic.twitter.com/qXNsAWFyBE
— Brendan Karet � (@bad_takes) December 15, 2018
That’s right, according to Chaffetz, the message to Central American migrants seeking asylum should be “Don’t come to the U.S. because we will kill your children.”
As one might imagine, Chaffetz was roasted on Twitter for his deplorable and mean-spirited remarks:
I just wrote and deleted five tweets about what I think about this. https://t.co/LCh4yE0l9g
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 15, 2018
It’s come to this: Threats that we won’t just take your children, but kill your children, if you dare seek safety from people who are also trying to kill your family members. https://t.co/RrpdBZvKjO— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) December 15, 2018
— Jo Kaur (@SikhFeminist) December 15, 2018
This is the little girl that odious creep Jason Chaffetz thinks had it coming. https://t.co/p3WiBWquzK
— digby (@digby56) December 15, 2018
What he means is “don’t make this journey, *we* will kill you” https://t.co/s2U3pQi5sF
— Colin Taylor (@ColsBols) December 15, 2018
FUCK YOU @jasoninthehouse
YOU SICK FUCK https://t.co/SNYiWFPZCH
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 15, 2018
Bottom line: Appearing on Fox News, former GOP lawmaker Jason Chaffetz celebrated the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl in federal custody because it sends a strong message to other migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.