The cruelty isn’t a bug, it’s a feature: Super Christian GOP Rep. Roger Marshall says he is “pleased” with the treatment of migrants in Trump’s concentration camps.
Kansas GOP Rep. Roger Marshall said that “he was pleased at the quality of medical attention and housing” migrants were receiving in Trump’s concentration camps while speaking with McClatchy DC Bureau.
After touring multiple holding cites with fellow Republicans, including a processing center, a tent city, and a warehouse where migrants seeking asylum are being held, Rep. Marshall said he was “pleased” with the treatment migrants were receiving in the camps. Commenting on the Rep. Marshall said:
One of them was adequate with lots of room for improvement and the other one was good.
They have showers, put them all through medical assessment. We’re trying. Is there room for improvement? Yes.
Marshall’s dishonest reaction stands in stark contrast to reality. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, posted video on Twitter of migrant women being housed in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility who he said had been deprived showers and medication:
This moment captures what it’s like for women in CBP custody to share a cramped cell—some held for 50 days—for them to be denied showers for up to 15 days and life-saving medication. For some, it also means being separated from their children. This is El Paso Border Station #1. pic.twitter.com/OmCAlGxDt8
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) July 1, 2019
Many said they had not bathed for 15 days. Some had been separated from children, some had been held for more than 50 days. Several complained they had not received their medications, including one for epilepsy.
Members of Congress comforted them when the women broke down. The tents outside, used during the surge recently, were dark and surrounded by chain link fences. The showers — mobile units — were dank, dirty and only too small in number for the hundreds of people there just a few weeks ago.
Just like Jesus said, ‘The poor will always be with us.’ There is a group of people that just don’t want health care and aren’t going to take care of themselves.
Just, like, homeless people … I think just morally, spiritually, socially, [some people] just don’t want health care. The Medicaid population, which is [on] a free credit card, as a group, do probably the least preventive medicine and taking care of themselves and eating healthy and exercising. And I’m not judging, I’m just saying socially that’s where they are. So there’s a group of people that even with unlimited access to health care are only going to use the emergency room when their arm is chopped off or when their pneumonia is so bad they get brought [into] the ER.
Bottom line: GOP Rep. Roger Marshall says he is “pleased” with the treatment of migrants in Trump’s concentration camps.